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Constructed in 1958 as a HA-1112-M1L by Hispano at Spain, and taken on Strength/Charge with the Ejercito de Aire with s/n C.4K-99.

From 14 May 1968 to 20 February 1969, the aircraft was registered to Spitfire Productions Limited as G-AWHM, and used in the filming of the movie Battle of Britain[2] as Yellow 5.[3]

Owned from 23 August 1973 to 17 October 2006 by Wilson C. Edwards, Big Spring, TX as N90604. After Platinum Fight Sales announced the airframe was sold to an overseas buyer, registration N90604 was cancelled on 8 January 2016.

Transported by ship to the UK, arriving circa 19 February 2016, the aircraft was contracted to Air Leasing, Sywell Aerodrome, Northhampton, Northamptonshire, England for work on the airframe. On 10 November 2016, the restored aircraft was passed to Air Leasing Ltd, The Spitfire Blister, Hall Farm, Sywell Airport, Sywell, Northampton, regaining it's G-AWHM registration.[2]

Notes

  1. Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft, which were licence built by Spanish Hispano Aviaçion in the 40’s and 50’s, using Rolls-Royce Merlin engines.

Sources

  1. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=232
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=11771
  3. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/BoBPG3.htm
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