It was a case of old meets new as a state-of-the art Typhoon FGR4 jet fighter shared the skies with a Battle of Britain Spitfire.
RAF Typhoon Display Team pilot Flight Lieutenant Adam (Paddy) O’Hare – call sign ‘Anarchy 1’ – put the modern 29 Sqn fighter jet through its paces alongside the iconic Second World War Mk LFIXe Spitfire, MK356.
The Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire were spotted performing over RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, on Friday.
The Typhoon and the Spitfire are set to appear at selected events across the 2022 display season.
RAF Coningsby is home to both the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF Typhoon display team.
The Spitfire is a Mk LFIXe, MK356, which was built in March 1944, and fitted with a Merlin 66 engine with a two-speed, two-stage supercharger optimised for low altitudes.
Allocated to the Royal Canadian Air Force 144 wing, based in various locations around southern England, the aircraft took part in the Rodeo fighter sweep over occupied France in the weeks leading up to D-Day.