Spitfire XV111e SM845 at Duxford -- UPDATED

Spitfire XV111e SM845 at Duxford -- UPDATED

Postby duxman on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 2:29 pm

Duxford Wednesday 11/12/13. At a rather foggy Duxford this morning the latest Spitfire restoration by the HFL/ARCo teams put in her first public appearance. Congratulations to all involved.

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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby adamp89 on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 2:46 pm

wow, so it seems we still have a silver spit....
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Postby bigcrow on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 2:52 pm

Stunning... :clap: Looking forward to shooting this..
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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby Binbrook 01 on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 4:24 pm

I think this one is for Richard Lake at Humberside airport who has the Desert camo Buchon and TD248 at the moment?

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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby tankbuster81 on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 4:41 pm

She looks mighty fine!!!
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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby FarnboroJohn on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 4:54 pm

DanO1978 wrote:Beautiful scheme. Post-war?


Yep. I think the Spit XVIII was only in service post-war? The scheme looks like the ex-Hong Kong Spit F24 so I would guess very late Forties or even Fifties.

This looks fantastic, can't wait to see it in its proper element!

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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 5:26 pm

Potted history of SM845

Built in 1945 and delivered to 39MU, May 1945 then transferred to 46MU in December 1945, before being shipped to Karachi for service with South East Asia Air Command February 1946.

Transferred to the Indian Air Force December 1947 and issued with Serial No. HS687. Served with the Indian Air Force until the late 1950's before being used as a decoy at Kalaikunda air base near Calcutta during the 1970's. One of eight Spitfires recovered from India in 1977 by Ormonde Haydon-Baillie.

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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby Quincy115 on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 8:10 pm

That looks tasty, I reckon the low back and longer nose look better in silver than the BBMF's IX :yahoo: :clap:
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Postby tommo999 on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 9:17 pm

Great to have another Griffon at Duxford. Looks great :drool:
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Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 9:27 pm

Quincy115 wrote:That looks tasty, I reckon the low back and longer nose look better in silver than the BBMF's IX :yahoo: :clap:


The XIVe looks better though :whistle: :biggrin:
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Postby Mad Dan on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 5:21 pm

That does look nice...not sure about the yellow wind-up key at the back though...
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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 5:29 pm

It was back outside today for another compass swing. :biggrin:

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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby PeterR on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 6:10 pm

Hopefully she'll get plenty of bookings for airshows next year! :drool:
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Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 6:36 pm

DanO1978 wrote:I doubt you'll see her away from Duxford too often.


It will spend most of its time away from Duxford as it will be based at Humberside airport.

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Postby tommo999 on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 6:53 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:
DanO1978 wrote:I doubt you'll see her away from Duxford too often.


It will spend most of its time away from Duxford as it will be based at Humberside airport.

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At shows, I mean, oh great Bimbler.

It'll tail-chase at Legends, and not much else, I'd wager.


Well Richard Lake's other two aircraft are at more or less every Duxford show, so unless there is a reason we don't know of, I cannot see why the XVIII will be any different?
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Postby jimbob1194 on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 7:20 pm

Yet this year, Richard Lake's two other aircraft TD248 and the Desert Buchon have appeared at numerous events including Yeovilton, Shoreham, East Kirkby, Legends and Duxford's Autumn show...
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Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 7:55 pm

RN201... :love: :love: :love:
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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 shows off her colours at Duxford

Postby duxman on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 3:56 pm

Duxford Friday 20/12/13 - More winter sunshine today and another chance to photograph SM845 on an air test and practice display .. no further comment needed ??

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s12 DX 20/12/13 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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sa4 DX 20/12/13 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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sa7 DX 20/12/13 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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sa18 DX 20/12/13 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr
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sa19 DX 20/12/13 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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sa21 DX 20/12/13 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 at Duxford -- UPDATED

Postby DerekF on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 4:18 pm

no further comment needed ??


Possibly not but I'll make one anyway:- Beautiful.
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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 at Duxford -- UPDATED

Postby FarnboroJohn on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 4:35 pm

#3 - stupendous!

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Postby JJC on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 4:36 pm

It's a stunner! :love:
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Re: Spitfire XV111e SM845 at Duxford -- UPDATED

Postby Heyford on Sat 21 Dec 2013, 10:56 am

I have to agree. Number 3 is something else.
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Postby Hatstand on Sun 22 Dec 2013, 3:41 pm

What a beauty. I look forward to seeing (and hearing!) her myself.
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Postby Ledhead27 on Sun 22 Dec 2013, 4:16 pm

Stunning looking machine!
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Postby ciaranchef on Mon 23 Dec 2013, 12:18 pm

Wow, simply amazing set, what a beauty!!!
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