Supermarine Seafire F.17 SX137
Single seat fighter, fighter bomber and reconnaissance aircraft photographed in the FAA Museum at RNAS Yeovilton on 21 April 2013.
Built by Westland Aircraft at Yeovil, to RNAS Culham on 25 September 1945. Based at various shore stations until 17 March 1950 when it went into G13 storage at RNAS Stretton. Taken out of storage on 11 May 1951 and eventually to 759 NAS at RNAS Culdrose from 6 November 1951 to 12 May 1953.
Written off Charge on 9 July 1954 at Yeovilton, and then restored. Appeared at the Royal Tournament in June 1962 painted with Hurricane serial 'W9132' and name 'Suzy'. Returned to FAA Museum on 9 March 1976.
Picture added on 28 October 2013 at 10:00