Spitfire 5518

June 2023 Spitfire Restoration Project Update Report

June 2023 Spitfire Restoration Project Update Report Our Project Lead, Ian Grace, has shared the Project’s latest news and updates in this report. Enjoy catching up on the Spitfire Restoration Project news! As always, reach out to us should you have questions or if you want to get involved! DOWNLOAD REPORT Powered By EmbedPress BACK […]

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The Mk IX Spitfire

About the Mark IX Spitfire The graceful and majestic yet potent Supermarine Spitfire, designed by Reginald J. Mitchell, first flew on March 5th, 1936 and become operational in August 1938. Nineteen different Marks and 52 variations of Spitfire’s were produced between 1936 and 1948, totalling 22,759 (of which 2,408 were Seafires). The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.

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Proposed Colour Schemes for Spitfire S/N 5518

Proposed Colour Schemes for S/N 5518 Article by Willie (Buskruit) Burger – Velddrif, 1st June 2016 A fascinating look at the history of Spitfire 5518 through the years. Spitfire TE 213 came off the Castle Bromwich production line in May 1945; at the very end of the Second World War. It was placed in storage

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Spitfire Restoration Progress – April 2016

Spitfire Restoration Progress Update – April 2016 Despite having had no electricity or water for several months at the air force base due to infrastructure repairs, progress has been made. The Spitfire Fuselage: The fuselage is now stripped out except for the cabling and piping systems. Plans are in place to move forward, and one

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Vice Air Marshall Johnnie Johnson Visits the SAAF Museum

Vice Air Marshall Johnnie Johnson Visits the SAAF Museum Johnnie Johnson, leading World War II Fighter Ace, a veteran of the Korean War, visited the SAAF Museum at AFB Swartkop in February 1997. Johnnie Johnson attained the position of Air Vice Marshall before retiring from the Royal Air Force. As a pilot during WWII, he

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