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Serial #: TP280
Spitfire FR Mk. XVIIIe
Last info: 2015
Delivered to Royal Air Force as TP280, 19??.
Delivered to Indian AF as HS654, December 31, 1947.
Ormond & Wensley Haydon-Baillie, Duxford, UK, 1977.
- Hulk recovered from Kalaikunda AB, India.
Rudolph A. Frasca/Antiques & Classics Inc, Champaign, IL, 1979-1994.
- Rebuilt to airworthy at Champaign, IL & Audley End, UK.
Historic Flying Ltd, Audley End, October 23, 1991.
- Registered as G-BTXE.
- First flight, July 5, 1992.
- Shipped to US after restoration complete, September 1992.
Rudy Frasca/Frasca International Inc, Urbana, IL, February 2, 1993-2015.
- Registered as N280TP.
- Flown as RAF/TP280/Z.
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-6th Edition, 2013.
Federal Aviation Administration.
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