Shuttleworth Collection's AR501



This collection of photographs shows the Spitfire LF Mk. VC, serial no. AR501 G-AWII operated by the Shuttleworth Trust. This aircraft was acquired from Loughborough Technical College by the Shuttleworth. Trust during 1961. Initially it was stored dismantled, but become one of the Spitfires restored and flown for the Battle of Britain movie production in 1968. Put into storage again, it was once again rebuilt to airworthy condition in Duxford during 1973-1975. It has been one of the most popular attractions of the Collection's displays at Old Warden ever since.

At the moment of this writing (Summer 2008), AR501 is undergoing a major overhaul.

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[All photos by Mark Mills]

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