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Spitfires in Australian service      
       
  Mk VIII
Mk VIII Spitfires of Grey Nurse Squadron. The aircraft on the right is fitted with a long range tank. Belly landing in the Northern Territory. This aircraft is believed to be BR538 of 457 Squadron, based at Livingstone, NT. The shiny surface was due to the waxing and polishing in order to swueeze a few extra knots of speed.