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Built by Supermarine. Constructors Number 6S/648269. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number NH799. During 1945, assigned to 9 MU in India.
On December 31, 1947 assigned to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
During 1981, purchased by Doug Arnold / Warbirds United Kingdom and disassembled and shipped from India to the United Kingdom where restoration was begun until 1985 when he sold the aircraft.
In 1986 purchased by Stephen Grey / The Fighter Collection and restoration was begun and continued at Audley End until 1993.
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.
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