Royal Air Force "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc MK356
AIRSHOWS & EVENTS RAF Leuchars Air Show 2010
Operator: Royal Air Force "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" - MK356
Aircraft: Supermarine - Spitfire LF.IXc
Airport: UK - Scotland - Leuchars (ADX / EGQL)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2010-9-11 by Bluetail [Contact]
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(16.9.2010, 21:33 CET)
Carries No 601 Squadron markings
1 g. dryland
(23 December 2011 - 01:16 CET)
I believe this is a spitfire LF mk IXe not IXc. The difference is that the "e" had a .5 machine gun mounted inboard of the cannon. (Hence the stub cannot be seen in the photo. If it were a "c" the stub would be outboard of the cannon and therefore visible).
2 Wallace Shackleton
(23 December 2011 - 07:03 CET)
With the above comments in mind, It was built as an LF.IXc at Castle Bromwich, Early 1944 and in some photos it does have the squared off wing tips of the LF models, however the wings in this model have the wing tips fitted, so it would be fair to assume that this aircraft is a bit of a mongrel, so we will keep it as a LF.IXc, but it may be an LF.IXe.