1943 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX for sale, England, United Kingdom

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Europe, United Kingdom - England
Year
1943
S/N
CBAF 5542 (MH415)
Reg
G-AVDJ
TT
12

Aircraft Description

One of the most original examples flying in the world today! This stunning WWII example is estimated to be 95% original per the day it rolled off the production line at Castle Bromwich in 1943. It’s military history is well documented in its records including it’s victory over an FW190 on the 24th September 1943. The aircraft also featured heavily in the movie “The Battle of Britain” where it played the part of several different aircraft. Other than for maintenance and shipping the aircraft was never taken apart! This is truly one of the finest examples of the Mk. IX Spitfire in existence!

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AIRFRAME / ENGINES / APU / WEIGHT / TOTAL LANDING

AIRFRAME

12 hrs +/- SMOH

ENGINES

Certification UK CAA Permit to Fly
Engine Rolls Royce Merlin 66
Engine TSO 17 hrs +/-
Propeller Rotol R12/4F5/4
  • AVIONICS & CONNECTIVITY
    Trig TY91 8.33 Transceiver
    Trig TT22 Mode S transponder
  • Interior & Entertainment
    Presented in original WWII specification with all original items.
  • Additional Equipment & Information

    REMARKS

    MH415 is one of the most original airworthy Spitfires in the world! With over 95% of its original components used during the restoration, this aircraft is a truly exceptional example.

    The full military history and civil history of the aircraft is well documented (see “Military History” and “Civil History” attached). The original RAF Operations Record Books for the aircraft are contained within the aircraft records (for reference see “WWII Operational History” attached).

    MH415 has a documented ‘victory’ on 24 September 1943; flown by F/O Desmond F. Ruchwaldy with 129 Sqn, MH415 shot down a FW-190 whilst flying on fighter escort mission “Ramrod 242”.

    During 1968 the aircraft starred in one of the most famous movies of all time “The Battle of Britain” (released September 1969).

    Save for shipping and maintenance, the Aircraft remained in a fully assembled condition from the date of manufacturer right through to its restoration in 2015 (completed 2021). The aircraft is now fully airworthy and simply a superb example!

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