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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 13th August, 2011)

Spitfire PR9

Spitfire PR9
Heading home after displaying at Southport, taken over Winstanley.

Photo: John Williams  (Nikon D50 With 70-300 Nikon lens)
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Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 13th August 2011 at 00:44

looks like its heading to Germany. Good shot One hour ride in a original kitty hawk last week in canada 3000 dollars, no guns

Comment by: Ken R on 13th August 2011 at 02:54

Good catch. There is no mistaking the shape of a Spifire.

Comment by: John Williams on 13th August 2011 at 09:48

This is a rare MK9 Photo Reconnaisance model complete with it's original Merlin Engine, and a World War II veteran,having seen service in France and Belgium in 1945.
All other PR Spitfires on the Airshow circuit are MK19s with the more powerful Griffon Engine.

Comment by: Shirl on 13th August 2011 at 12:58

Another striking shot John!

Comment by: Sandy Eastwood on 16th August 2011 at 05:16

Nice shot of the BBMF Spitfire.
Always good to see.

Comment by: John Williams on 16th August 2011 at 09:09

Hi Sandy thanks for the comment however this is owned by a company called Hanger 11 all the BBMF PR Spitfires are the later MK19 models. Thanks also to everyone else for their comments

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