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{{Airframe info
'''N3277''' was a Supermarine Spitfire Mk I.
 
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|caption=N3277 under guard<ref>http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234941750-supermarine-spitfire-mk1-exhausts/</ref>
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|designation=[[:Category:Supermarine Spitfire|Supermarine Spitfire]].
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|version=Mk I
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|originaloperator=234 Squadron
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|originalid=AZ-H<ref name="RAF Flying Units p245">{{RAF Flying Units}} Page 245</ref>
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|capturedate=15 August 1940
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|captureplace=Cherbourg
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==History==
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=History=
Built as part of a September 1938 order for 200 Spitfires,<ref name="Spitfire History p80">{{Spitfire History}} Page 80</ref> N3277 was flown for the first time on 5 January 1940. After being passed to 24 Maintenance Unit on 16 January, the aircraft was assigned to 234 Squadron on 15 April,<ref name="Spitfire History p82">Morgan, Eric B and Edward Shacklady. Page 82</ref> receiving squadron code AZ-H.<ref name="RAF Flying Units p245">{{RAF Flying Units}} Page 245</ref>
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Built as part of a September 1938 order for 200 Spitfires,<ref name="Spitfire History p80">{{Spitfire History}} Page 80</ref> N3277 was flown for the first time on 5 January 1940. After being passed to 24 Maintenance Unit on 16 January, the aircraft was assigned to squadron service on 15 April.<ref name="Spitfire History p82">Morgan, Eric B and Edward Shacklady. Page 82</ref>
   
On 15 August 1940 N3277, flown by Pilot Officer Richard Hardy, was attacked by Messerschmitt Bf 109s of JG 53<ref name="Flypast Mag Nov 2013 p43">{{Flypast Magazine}} November 2013 - Page 43</ref> and damaged while near the Isle of White. After making a forced landing in Cherbourg, France, Pilot Officer Hardy became a Prisoner of War,<ref name="Spitfire History p82"/> while N3277 was quickly repaired, repainted in Luftwaffe markings, and sent to Germany for evaluation.<ref name="Flypast Mag Nov 2013 p43"/>
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While on patrol N3277, flown by Pilot Officer Richard Hardy, was attacked by Messerschmitt Bf 109s of JG 53<ref name="Flypast Mag Nov 2013 p43">{{Flypast Magazine}} November 2013 - Page 43</ref> and damaged while near the Isle of White.
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==References==
 
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[[File:N3277_German_markings_being_examined.jpeg|thumb|left|200px|N3277, in German Markings, being examined.<ref>http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-picture-requests/looking-spit-i-n3277-14007.html</ref>]] After making a forced landing in France, Pilot Officer Hardy became a Prisoner of War,<ref name="Spitfire History p82"/> while N3277 was quickly repaired, repainted in Luftwaffe markings, and sent to Germany for evaluation,<ref name="Flypast Mag Nov 2013 p43"/> which included the fitting of a Daimler Benz engine.<ref name="Spitfire History p82"/>
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The final fate of N3277 in unrecorded.
 
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Latest revision as of 09:04, 30 June 2016


History[]

Built as part of a September 1938 order for 200 Spitfires,[3] N3277 was flown for the first time on 5 January 1940. After being passed to 24 Maintenance Unit on 16 January, the aircraft was assigned to squadron service on 15 April.[4]

While on patrol N3277, flown by Pilot Officer Richard Hardy, was attacked by Messerschmitt Bf 109s of JG 53[5] and damaged while near the Isle of White.

N3277, in German Markings, being examined.[6]

After making a forced landing in France, Pilot Officer Hardy became a Prisoner of War,[4] while N3277 was quickly repaired, repainted in Luftwaffe markings, and sent to Germany for evaluation,[5] which included the fitting of a Daimler Benz engine.[4]

The final fate of N3277 in unrecorded.

References[]

  1. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234941750-supermarine-spitfire-mk1-exhausts/
  2. Lake, Alan. Flying Units of the RAF. Airlife Publishing. 1999. ISBN 1-84037-086-6 Page 245
  3. Morgan, Eric B and Edward Shacklady. Spitfire - The History. 2000. ISBN 0 946219 48 6 Page 80
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Morgan, Eric B and Edward Shacklady. Page 82
  5. 5.0 5.1 Flypast Magazine. Key Publishing Ltd. November 2013 - Page 43
  6. http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-picture-requests/looking-spit-i-n3277-14007.html