SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE Mk. IXe
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mark IXe/SL633
One of the most important fighters ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire catches our memory for helping win the Battle of Britain in 1940, but this elegant and agile plane played a host of roles worldwide from 1936–1957. With SL633, Kilo-7 will offer a fully restored LF Mark IXe that served four Air Forces and snared aviation researchers in a 23-year identity search. Read on for a story that proves the romance of aviation is built on people and planes that refuse to give up when the going gets tough.