This past Monday I had the exceedingly rare opportunity (for me) to sit in a restored 1943 Spitfire Mark IX with over 50 combat missions under her belt including D-Day support missions. She started life registered as MJ271 but now bears the G-IRTY civilian registration number.
The crew plans to circle the globe and has allotted four months for the task. Las Vegas is one of the stops along her attempted circumnavigation of the globe and I found out about it totally by accident - I read the Nellis AFB weekly newsletter first thing Monday morning instead of waiting a couple of days and caught the small print in the preview saying it would appear at the Thunderbird hangar from 1530-1730hrs.
Soooo you ask, why is she not painted in her original wartime camo scheme? Well for that, it's best you look it up on their website: https://www.silverspitfire.com/ Nearly everything on her is original, including the wing spars. The prop is a replacement and if I heard the narrator correctly, the original prop is in Germany! LOL