Spitfire PR Mk IX T-Shirt
Spitfire PR Mk. IX (Type 374)
PR (Photo Reconnaissance) versions of the Spitfire relied on high speed and a special 'PRU' Blue paint scheme to avoid enemy interception. All armament was removed to save weight and increase speed/range.
The product includes a designer swing tag featuring an original photo strip showing the Möhne Dam on the morning of 17th May, 1943.
The breach in the dam wall caused by the Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF during their "Dam Busters" raid (Operation Chastise) the night before can clearly be seen.
The photo was taken by Flying Officer Jerry Fray from an unarmed Spitfire PR Mk. IX of 542 Squadron RAF operating from RAF Benson. Sortie D/0578. Frame 5110.
- 2 images, front & back
- Hem tag
- Designer swing tag + photo strip from actual 1943 sortie
- 100% Pre-shrunk combed cotton t-shirt
- Jersey 165gsm
- Made in Britain
For a relaxed fit please order one size up.
Aerial photography ©RCAHMS. Licensor RCAHMS / National Collection of Aerial Photography www.ncap.org.uk