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New contribution from the Dutch airbrush artist Herman Veltrop is this piece presenting the well-known preserved Grace Spitfire, double-seater Mk. IX serial no. ML407. The artwork is airbrush on canvas, 120 x 60 cm.
ML407 was originally built at Castle Bromwich in early 1944 as a single seat fighter and served in the frontline units during the last months of WWII with six different Squadrons of the RAF’s 2nd TAF. After the war, it was converted in 1950 to the 2-seat trainer configuration by Supermarine at Southampton for the Irish Air Corps where she flew until 1960. Acquired by engineer Nick Grace in 1979, it was restored to flying condition and remained in posession of the Grace family ever since.
The artist’s site is available at www.airbrushpower.nl.
[Herman Veltrop, used with permission of the artist]