MV293 is in de kleuren van Johnnie Johnson's MV268 'J-EJ'.
Built at Keevil against Contract No.1877/C23. prototype for aileron modifications, flown 250744. To 33 MU, RAF Lyneham 270245 (010345). Stored until despatched to 215 MU. 215 MU, RAF Dumfries (200845), for shipment to India. To Birkenhead Docks for shipment aboard SS Deelank (?) on 060945 To Karachi, India; arrived on 141045 and received by ACSEA on 231045. Noted on India Census (0546). sold to Indian Air Force on 29/311247 as '48'. Indian Air Force serial '3'. Acquired code 'T20' (...) IAF Technical College, Jalahalli To Bangalore (...); recovered from Bangalore by Warbirds of Great Britain Ltd. Shipped back to the UK, arrived crated at Blackbushe on 260578.
Registration G-BGHB allocated to Warbirds of Great Britain on 291278, but not taken up. Raw commenced at Blackbushe. Reg. G-SPIT allocated on 020379, reg. to Warbirds of Great Britain Ltd.
To TFC, Duxford in 0985. Raw completed at Duxford. Ff on 140892 from Duxford.
As ‘01-C’, A Flt, 2 Sq. ‘JE-J’, noted on 080700 at Duxford in grey/green c/s, with serial ‘MV268’. To be based at Duxford in 2017, with Anglia Aircraft Restorations/North Weald Heritage Aviation.
MV268: 33 MU (040145). To 130 Sq on 290345. To 401 Sq on 100545. To 411 Sq on 280645 Damaged in forced landing at Celle on 040346.