1943 Supermarine Spitfire MKIX Limited Edition Print
Perhaps the most famous of all the Spitfires that are still flying today, MH434 was built in 1943 at Vickers in Castle Bromwich and is remarkably original, having never been subject to a re-build. Once again wearing the authentic ZD-B markings from her WWII service in 222 Squadron, MH434 was stood down in 1945 and then sold to the Royal Netherlands Airforce. Shipped to the far east during the Indonesian War of Independence she saw combat a second time in 1947 as a ground attack aircraft and light bomber, before crash landing in Semarang, Java. Shipped back to Holland and repaired, her next career was as an advanced trainer in Belgium, before eventually returning home to the UK where she is currently operated by The Old Flying Machine Company and based at IWM Duxford. A picture of elegance and swooping curves, despite getting soaking wet to take this photograph Jonathan couldn’t resist the way the raindrops peppered that iconic canopy. It could only be a Spitfire.
Classic Planes and Auto Prints is a carefully curated collection of strictly Limited Edition Fine Art Photographs of outstanding aircraft and automobiles from 1905 to 1970. Signed and numbered on the white border by photographer Jonathan Little they are individually made to order on heavyweight archival matt paper and should not be confused with mass produced items. Prints are supplied either rolled in a tube or in a high quality black presentation box, protected until you choose to frame them in a glass-clear polyester sleeve and wrapped in tissue paper. Along with a signed Certificate of Authenticity it all adds up to a wonderful gift – either for yourself, or for someone you love.
The paper size is 48cm x 33cm, with a print area in most cases of 40cm x 26cm.