14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, PA-982, RAF Chalgrove, England, 1945
Towards the end of the war, some photo recon Spitfires shed their "PR Blue" paint scheme in favor of the more high performing "bare metal" finish. Here is how PA-982 appeared in 1945. It is debated whether the nose was painted blue or yellow at that time, however based squadron historical records, I have chosen yellow.
PA-982 was a modified Spitfire serving with the 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Air Force providing high-speed long range photo recce. Spitfire IXs serving in this role had their guns replaced with fuel tanks and had the endurance to reach Berlin.