Supermarine Spitfire LFIX OO-ARA

Supermarine Spitfire LFIX OO-ARA

Spitfire LF.IXc OO-ARA (former BAF SM-41 and RAF MH434) of the Oostende based company Cogéa Nouvelle was mainly used for target-towing between 1956 and 1963. Later this aircraft became one of the most popular flying Spitfires as G-ASJV and was seen in such movies as "The Battle of Britain", "A bridge too Far" and "A Piece of Cake". During its Cogea Nouvelle days the aircraft already was starring in the Normandy landing classic "The Longest Day". This particular aircraft is still operational and became one of the best known warbirds of the Old Flying Machine Company.

 

Last updated 28/03/12 07:25   Daniel Brackx

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