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Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVIII - SM84/GJ-Z
 

SM845 was built at Chattis Hill in 1945 and delivered to 39 MU (Maintenance Unit) on May 30, 1945. In December of 1945 the aircraft went to 46 MU before being shipped to Karachi, where she arrived February 11 1946 and being received into South East Asia Air Command on 28 February 1946 where it served with 32 Squadron.

The aircraft was transferred to the Indian Air Force on 31 December 1947 and issued with Serial No. HS687. It served in the I.A.F. until the late 1950's before being used as a decoy at Kalaikunda air base in the 1970's.

She was one of eight Spitfires recovered by Duxford based Ormonde and Wensley Haydon-Baillie in 1977 it was shipped unrestored to California in 1978. It passed through two further owners and was imported to the UK partially restored by Adrian Reynard in 1988, moving to Historic Flying Ltd. at Audley End in 1992 for completion and was subsequently acquired by Historic Flying Ltd. in 1998.

SM845 has been sold by Historic Flying Ltd to the Swedish company Biltema in 2009 and is based at Ängelholm in southern Sweden. SM845 (G-BUOS) was registered as SE-BIN on May 25 2009.

She wears the colours of RAF 32 Squadron of RAF South East Asia Command and is coded GZ-J

 

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVIII
SE-BIN - SM845/GZ-J

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