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Spitfire SM411

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model: LFXVIe
factory: ?
engine: M266

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MU 19-11-44 ? 421S 83GSU 103FRS 3CAACU BoB film later 7242M Extant Poland

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by: Adrian Dwyer SM411 2021-05-19 09:19:40

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. SM411), c/n CBAF.IX3495. This aircraft was assigned to RCAF No. 421 Sqn in 1944. It is currently on display in the Polish Aviation Museum, Kraków. It is painted as (Serial No. TB995), ZF-O, of RAF No. 308 (City of Kraków) Sqn in 1945, one of many Polish Squadrons operating within the RAF during the Second World War. After being preserved at RAF Wattisham between 1955 & 1967, it was one of many Spitfires gathered at Henlow for the production of the Battle of Britain film. Not airworthy at the time, it was used in taxiing scenes. It then served as a traveling exhibit before being sent from the United Kingdom to Poland in 1977 as part of an exchange between the Polish Aviation Museum at , Kraków, and the Royal Air Force Museum.
From the Harold A Skaarup site
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