It’s time I posted another in my ‘Those Magnificent Men’ series.
I was looking at the blog of Simon Bowler today, where he had posted a rather nice photo of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXb. This reminded me, that I hadn’t posted a Spitfire picture image here, so I had a look in the archives. I now realise why. It is simply because I don’t have any to post. Still, having got this far, I thought that I might as well post some of a Supermarine Seafire, spotted at RNAS Yeovilton Airday in 2009. This aircraft is a Seafire Mk XVII and although the appearance is very similar to a Spitfire, it is heavily modified for shipborne operations. I think it is fair to say that it was not as successful in this role as the Spitfire was in the land based role. It’s still a beautiful sight though.
There are many better images of this aircraft to be seen online. These are the best that I had available.
Earlier images in my ‘Those Magnificent Men’ series can be found by using the ‘search’ facility.