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  Spitfire Mark XIV Serial Number NH799  
IAF
Former Assignment
RAF
9 MU

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Trevor Coker 199?

Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Constructors Number 6S/648269. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number NH799. During 1945, assigned to 9 MU in India.

Postwar
On December 31, 1947 assigned to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Restoration
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.

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
July 30, 2020

 

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