Spitfire in the 'clipped wings' configuration for better maneuverability during ground attack. It wears the scheme of Otto Smik's plane, fittingly photographed while flying over its home country, the now Czech Republic, in the vicinity of Pilzen.
Spitfire in marking of the czechoslovak fighter ace WWII. S/Ldr Otto Smik DFC - sq. leader 127. sq. was on this Spit (orig. nr. RR227 - Mk.XVI version) shot down and killed by flak during attack on railway station in Ittersum (Bloksteeg) near Zwolle.