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Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - PS890/UM-E - F-AZJS
 

PS890 was delivered to RAF Benson in 1945, being a PR XIX. She was transferred to the Royal Thai Air Force as U14-26/97 where she served until 1952. In 1962 she was donated to Ed Maloney (Air museum at Claremont, California, USA) by King Bhumibel of Siam  in 1962 and stored.

She was acquired by Steve Hilton and rebuilt to flying condition. During this rebuild she was fitted with an Avro Shackleton engine and retained contra-rotating props. This was done to beat the piston engine powered climb speed world record.

She Flew again in May 2002 and operated by Planes of Fame, Chino with serial N219AM. She was sold to French collector Christophe Jacquard in 2005. She is  based at Dijon-Darois airport in France since that time with registration F-AZJS.

During the winter of 2008/2009 she was refitted with her original engine and received the colours of RAF 152 squadron with code  as she served in South East Asia.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France
 

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX
F-AZJS - PS890/UM-E

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France   Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France   Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France   Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France
 
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France   Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX - F-AZJS - France - Privately Owned - France  
 
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