Norway needs a flying Spitfire!

Norway needs an airworthy, flying Spitfire!

We want to display this legendary aircraft in its right element so the public may experience the characteristic and georgeous look of the Spitfire in the air, and to hear the special engine noise from the fantastic Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

A Spitfire is a unique machine to own – it is The Ultimate Collections Item!

Historically, its been a very good investment to own a Spitfire. During the middle of the 1990s, a flying Spitfire was valued at five million NOK. Today, it would be worth 20 million NOK.

The two Norwegian Spitfire squadrons, 331 and 332, were amongst the best squadrons in the entire allied air force during world war two.

The efforts made by the Norwegian Spitfires were of great value to the allied warfare. The Norwegian squadrons set a very high standard indeed, something that is still characteristic to Norwegian aviation to this day.

A flying Norwegian Spitfire will create enthusiasm and pride. It will recieve great attention wherever it is displayed, and will have a very important part in the teaching the public about Norwegian aviation and war history.

Norwegian Spitfire pilots

332 Squadron Spitfire pilots, 1943.


Norge trenger en flygende Spitfire

Vi vil at dette legendariske flyet skal vises frem i sitt rette element, slik at publikum kan oppleve det karakteristiske og vakre utseendet i luften og den spesielle lyden fra den fantastiske Rolls-Royce Merlin motoren.

En Spitfire er en unik gjenstand å veie, “The Ultimate Collections Item!”

Historisk sett har det vært en god investering å eie en Spitfire. På midten av 1990 tallet kostet en flygende Spitfire ca fem millioner kroner, i dag vil den være verdt cirka tjue millioner kroner.

De norske 331- og 332- skvadronene var blant de alle beste i hele den allierte luftstyrken under 2. verdenskrig.

Innsatsen fra de norske Spitfirene var av stor betydning for de alliertes krigføring. De norske skvadronene satte en høy standard, som fortsatt kjennetegner luftfart i Norge. En flygende norsk Spitfire vil skape entusiame og stolthet. Den vil få stor oppmerksomhet over alt hvor den blir vist frem, og vil ha en sentral rolle i formidlingen av norsk fly- og krigshistorie.

Norwegian heroes of World War Two

331 Squadron pilots gather in front of a Spitfire at North Weald, 1942.


Norways “few”

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few“. Those were the words of Winston Churchill in the fall of 1940. Inspired, proud and grateful for what a few hundred boys, with the average age of 20, did in the defence of Britain against the Luftwaffe and Nazi-Germany. Norway has it’s own “few” …

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A forgotten hero

Edited excerpt from Into the Swarm – Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War  by Chris Yeoman & Tor Idar Larsen On the 4th of May 1945, only four days before the war would officially be over, CO of 126 Squadron, Norwegian Arne Austeen, flew a Mustang III, registration number KH578, on …

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Shot down over Dortumund – Per Waalers story

Per Waaler, a Gladiator-pilot on the 9th of April 1940, found himself in combat with German aircraft, and fired his guns. Later he got confirmation that he had shot down one of them. He was later shot down over Dortmund flying as a “second dicky” on a Halifax bomber on the 23th of May 1943. …

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“Almost too good” – The story of Marius Eriksen

He was only 17 years old when Germany invaded Norway. He became an officer in the Royal Norwegian Air Force at only 19. Before even reaching 20 years old, he had shot down a total of nine enemy aircraft. Marius Eriksen was perhaps one the most talented Spitfire pilots the RAF had in their ranks. …

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