Spitfire MH434

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  1. Max89

    Max89 Member

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    I've been looking into the history of Spitfire MH434, and I'm trying to figure out whether this aircraft was built as an IX variant or whether it was built as another variant and later converted into an IX.

    On a related note, I have been able to find the construction number for this aircraft, which is "CBAF-IX-552". Would I be correct in assuming that the middle section ("IX") represents the variant it was built as? If my assumption is correct, then that would answer my question.
     
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    MH434 LFIX CBAF.IX.5562 CBAF M66 222S 13-8-43 shot down Fw190 9-43 84GSU 15-6-44 ros 7-7-44 76MU 27-7-46 RNethAF 17-3-47 as H-68 WUL later H-105 BAF as SM-41 3-53 sold COGEA as civil OO-ARA target tug sold T Davies G-ASJV sold A Swire 'AC-S' normal wing fitted used as photo aircraft in BoB film extant G-ASJV reported M76 install [c/n 552?]
     
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    Max, many Spitfires were contracted as one Mark but built as another Mark.

    For example, your MH434 was from the 9th order for 2190 Spitfire Mk VCs but were built as Mks VC, IX, X, XI and XII.

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