Spitfire ready for its annual service
A SPITFIRE which is currently suspended on public display has undergone its annual inspection.
The aircraft has hung from the ceiling of the west court in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow since 2006.
While the Mark 21 Spitfire, which was built in 1944 and flew during the Second World War, no longer requires the attention of a mechanic, it does need to have its cables checked once a year by maintenance staff.
The Spitfire LA198 was built with a Rolls-Royce Griffon 61 engine and a five-bladed propeller. It flew with the 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron between 1947 and 1949.
Glasgow Museums and the National Museums of Scotland worked in partnership to restore the aircraft.
It was first put on display in the Museum of Transport before moving to Kelvingrove.
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