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Old 2nd April 2010, 21:58
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Re: Spitfire Histories

G 15-75 was definately a two seat Spitfire but where it went I am not sure.

You say Egyptian second Tr IX. Is this speculation?

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Old 3rd April 2010, 14:29
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Re: Spitfire Histories

Hello Peter,

G-15-75, I had been told that it could be a Sea Otter, unless it was used twice. As for Egypt, there is said to have been a second T9, but I only speculate that it was "75"( hence red letters). We have so few left that it could be.The T9 would have come at the end of a run of Spitfire's for India so maybe it went to India.

The Sea Otters were :
JM977 - G-AKRF; JM818 - G-ALVB; JM966 - G-AKYH; JM764 - G-AKID; JM826 - G-AKIO; JM827 - G-ALTX; JN107 - G-15-76; JN142 - G-15-78; JN141 - G-15-77; JN186 - G-15-79; JM894 - G-15-108.

G-15-80 and 81 are most likely to be Sea Otters also as these numbers are between those already noted and a 82 to 87 were Sea Otters for France.

G-15-108 I had thought was an Egyptian Spitfire along with 109 and 110 (Egyptian numbers 700 to 702). But it turns out that 108 was a sea otter while 110 was an Attackerfor Pakistan and 109 was a Spitfire either PL983 OR RB164.

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Old 3rd April 2010, 15:02
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Hello Again Peter,
With regard to the T9's,
As you know,
N32 was Mk.VIII - MT818 - G-AIDN
N41 was T9 - MK715
N42 was T9 - BS274
Then came the G-15's.
G-15-1 - BS147 - H-99 - PH-NFN.
G-15-2 - MA848 - HS534
G-15-3 - MH432 - HS535
G-15-4 - MJ177 - HS536
G-15-5 - MJ276 - HS537
G-15-6 - MJ451 - HS538
G-15-7 - MJ518 - HS539
G-15-8 - MK172 - HS540
G-15-9 - MK196 - HS541
G-15-10 - MK298 - HS542
G-15-11 - ML417 - HS543 - G-BJSG
G-15-75 -
G-15-92 - MJ113 - 684 - G-ALJM
G-15-171 - MJ627 - 158 - G-ASOZ; G-BMSB
G-15-172 - MJ772 - 159 - G-AVAV; N8R
G-15-173 - MK721 - 160
G-15-174 - PV202 - 161 - G-TRIX; G-BHGH
G-15-175 - ML407 - 162 - G-LFIX
G-15-176 - TE308 - 163 - N308WK
Total 21 T9's and 1 T8.
So just what was the serial number of 75 I wonder.

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Old 3rd April 2010, 23:31
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So just what was the serial number of 75 I wonder.

All for now
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I really don't know, but I do have the photograph in the livery.

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Old 7th April 2010, 16:06
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According to the log book of an Airwork Ltd. pilot G-15-256 was a Spitfire PR.19 test flown in March 1954.
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Old 10th April 2010, 13:21
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Hello VoyTech,

Sorry for the delay in replying

Thank you for the info, any ideas as to the serial number ?

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Old 13th April 2010, 13:19
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any ideas as to the serial number ?
No, I'm afraid.
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