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MK IX Supermarine Spitfire PT879 Restoration

RAS Completions have had the pleasure of restoring the paint work on the Russian MK IX Supermarine Spitfire PT879.  She is the first Spitfire returning from Russia however, required a full rebuild after crashing in a dogfight in Spring 1945, a large number of her original parts were used during the restoration.

In Summer 2020, our paint team had the challenge of ensuring the presentation and colour scheme that was applied to the aircraft was as accurate as it would have been back in 1944.  The aircraft arrived with the RAF fuselage roundels and camouflage scheme.  Our team sanded back the roundels and re-applied the camouflage scheme, we then applied Russian markings over the top of the RAF roundels and painted in the Russian colour scheme.  Russian markings and paint were applied to the rudder section of the aircraft as well as painting the wings in camouflage and adding Russian markings on the top and bottom.  Finally, all the original stencils PT879 were applied over the entire aircraft.

 

 

RAS Featured on ‘Inside the Spitfire Factory’

RAS Completions have had the honour to complete the paint restoration project for the famous 1943 Spitfire MJ755 known as “THE GREEK.”  Not only has this been an exciting project for our paint shop, but we are also featured on the amazing six-part docu-series “Inside the Spitfire Factory” now streaming […]

Our Business Development Manager’s Interview with We Are Finn

Roger Patron, our Business Development Manager, continues to promote the enhancing impact our Passenger Protection Window can have on aircraft internationally during this interview with the recognisable, We Are Finn. The PPW remains an eye catching piece of equipment, with enquiries consistently being addressed by our hard-working Interior team.  Not […]

MK IX Supermarine Spitfire PT879 Restoration

RAS Completions have had the pleasure of restoring the paint work on the Russian MK IX Supermarine Spitfire PT879.  She is the first Spitfire returning from Russia however, required a full rebuild after crashing in a dogfight in Spring 1945, a large number of her original parts were used during […]

Our PPW Included in the Studies of Dr Cathal Cummins and Dr Ignazio Maria Viola

Dr Cathal Cummins, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Institute for Infrastructure & Environment from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), and Dr Ignazio Maria Viola, Reader at the Institute for Energy Systems of the School of Engineering from University of Edinburgh, who co-authored the works, said: “Wearers of face masks need […]

RAS Continues to Fight Coronavirus

RAS Completions and RAS Interiors continue to remain open throughout the current pandemic whilst supplying our full range of services. We are putting in every effort to support our clients by achieving our deliveries on time and we are committed to providing our best level of support during this difficult […]

RAS Interiors Develops Anti-Coronavirus Protective Shield, Fully Approved By GDC Technics, 21J DOA!

RAS Interiors has been recognised for its development of a simple but effective passenger protective window shield which we hope will assist airlines during these difficult times. Our Personal Protective Windows (PPW) are now fully approved by GDC Technics, 21J DOA, and are ready for installation. Our PPW allows use […]

The history of British aviation lives on at RAS Completions!

RAS Completions would like to thank BIGGIN HILL HERITAGE HANGAR LTD for granting us the opportunity to paint this iconic aircraft, the extremely rare TR9 Spitfire. This was especially Significant considering London Biggin Hill Airport, which stationed the Spitfire during battle of Britain, was celebrating its 100th birthday the same […]

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