One of 368 aircraft built to an order for 600 Mk IX aircraft, submitted to Vickers Armstrong at Castle Bromwhich on 1 December 1942, NH238 was delivered between 24 April and 14 June 1944.[2]

Transferred to the RNAF as H-60 in 1948, the aircraft became H-103 before being passed to the BAF as SM-36 in January 1953. After service with COGEA as OO-ARE, NH238 went to the USA in 1972, gaining civil registration N238V, before returning to the UK as G-MKIX.[3]


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  2. Morgan, Eric B. and Edward Shacklady. Spitfire - The Complete History Revised Edition. 2000. ISBN 0-946219-48-6 Page 606
  3. Morgan, Eric B. and Edward Shacklady. Page 362