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Darkbluesky
07-18-2007, 01:36 PM
Hello,

I'm looking information about this plane. Normally I found that it was a Mk IIa, but I am exploring the possibility that for a short time it could be a Mk I.
I have seen in http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn116-120.htm that the markings NK for the 118 Sqd. started to be used Feb 1941, but the Spitfire Mk. II was used by this Sqd. as soon as Apr. 1941 (http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark116-120.htm#118), so theoretically, if it was "donated" (AFAIK it was donated by people) between Feb 1941 and april it could have been a Mk I for some time.

Does someone know when was it "donated" to the Sqdn.? Any other clues?

Thanks a lot

Darkbluesky
07-18-2007, 01:36 PM
Hello,

I'm looking information about this plane. Normally I found that it was a Mk IIa, but I am exploring the possibility that for a short time it could be a Mk I.
I have seen in http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn116-120.htm that the markings NK for the 118 Sqd. started to be used Feb 1941, but the Spitfire Mk. II was used by this Sqd. as soon as Apr. 1941 (http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark116-120.htm#118), so theoretically, if it was "donated" (AFAIK it was donated by people) between Feb 1941 and april it could have been a Mk I for some time.

Does someone know when was it "donated" to the Sqdn.? Any other clues?

Thanks a lot

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-18-2007, 01:47 PM
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/f/52/9/4

Pilot - P.O. A.S.C.Lumsden. Ibsley Hants, May 1941. This Spitfire was presented to the Royal Air Force by the people of the Borough of Lambeth through public subscription.



http://www.luchtoorlog.be/spit_if.htm

http://www.luchtoorlog.be/img/spit_i/p80.jpg

Again captioned as Ibsley 1941.

Hope it helps.

ploughman
07-18-2007, 02:04 PM
This from HERE. (http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p006.htm) Regarding P8088.

"P8088 IIa CBAF MXII 39MU 1-3-41 66S 21-3-41 118S 'NK-K' 9-4-41 152S 9-7-41 19S 23-8-41 61OTU 21-9-42 FAAC 19-5-43 recat B CGS 1-8-43 Miles Aircraft 22-2-44 61OTU 1-7-44 dived into ground Prees Salop CE 23-9-44"

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-18-2007, 02:08 PM
Did you know that proportionately more Westland Whirlwinds were paid for by public subscription than any other British WWII aircraft? She truly was the people's 'plane. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Waldo.Pepper
07-18-2007, 04:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">She truly was the people's 'plane. Smile </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Keep the faith.