Peter Teichman brings his 1943 Spitfire PR.XI PL965, the last flying example of this mark, down the crowdline at Old Warden in a knife-edge pass.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent shot Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! I know this aeroplane intimately. Back in the 70s, as part of a six-man team, I took her apart, cleaned, restored and repainted her then put her back together ready for static display at the Dutch War and Resistance Museum at Overloon.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Cliff Williams
    Cliff Williamsalmost 2 years ago

    That is dramatic, what shutter speed did you use? the prop blur and timing are just about perfect – Cliff

  • Thanks Cliff. I used 1/320th for this shot.

    – Colin Smedley

  • mike  jordan.
    mike jordan.almost 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture Colin,into faves….Mike

  • Thanks very much Mike!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 2 years ago

    What a great shot! A true classic of use and style!

  • Glad you made this a favourite Glenn. Peter has repainted her recently and I’ve got to try again to catch her when conditions are just right.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 2 years ago

    another excellent shot. I have a photo of this PR having its D-Days Strips bein painted on at Real Plane Co, Breighton a few years ago. Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Neil! They even had this old girl painted pink at one time!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 2 years ago

    I can remember the SAS land rovers being painted pink for desert work.

  • Gary Eason + Flight Artworks
    Gary Eason + F...about 1 year ago

    Magnificent photo. I love the sparkle on the cockpit canopy. You should try a slower shutter speed to give some more realistic prop blur.

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