Spitfire Mk 1 R6596 QJ-S

Greeting Cards & Postcards

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4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

Features

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

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Artist's Description

Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a R6596 portrayed in August 1940 configuration as QJ-S of No 92 Squadron RAF as flown by Alan Wright. Meticulously researched for a commission. On its matt, early-war camouflage colours, this aircraft had an unusually large and non-standard roundel on the fuselage.

All Wright’s aircraft were coded QJ-S. This one, production number 686, was built at Eastleigh in May 1940 and assigned to 92 Squadron on 4 June, when Wright first flew it. It was shot up in a fight with Me Bf 109s on September 9 and “damaged enough to warrant extensive repairs”.

After repair and service with other units it was eventually struck off charge in 1944, having crash landed following a mid-air collision with another Spitfire.

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