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  Spitfire Mark XIV Serial Number NH799  
IAF
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RAF
9 MU

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Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Constructors Number 6S/648269. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number NH799. During 1945, assigned to 9 MU. On December 31, 1947 delivered to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Restoration
Purchased by Doug Arnold / Warbirds United Kingdom. During 1981, disassembled and shipped from India to the United Kingdom and owned by Arnold until 1985.

Next, owned by Stephen Grey / The Fighter Collection 1986-1993. Restoration was begun ad continued at Audley End.

Acquired by the Alpine Fighter Collection 1994-2002. Restored to airworthy status by Historic Flying Limited and registered as G-BUZU. First flight was January 21, 1994. Disassembled and shipped to New Zealand arriving February 14, 1994 and registered as ZK-XIV.

On January 2, 1996, damaged during a take-off accident piloted by Sir Tim Wallis who was seriously injured and the right wing was torn off and fuselage badly damaged.

Next, owned by Pacific Aerospace Corp, Hamilton, NZ. Then, Peter Page & Partners, Colorado, USA, Mar. 1996-1999. Finally, by Aviation Trading Company Ltd, Cambridge, NZ, Oct. 1999-2002.

Restoration
Under restoration at AVspecs in New Zealand for Provenance Fighter Sales, California USA. This aircraft is presently offered for sale.

References
AV Specs - Current Projects Spitfire NH799
Warbird Registry - Spitfire NH799

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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