Designed around a section of Spitfire’s wing leading edge mid-way along at ‘nose-rib 16’, our Spitfire Rib 16 Aerofoil Case is one of the most visually spectacular brief cases ever created. Beauty is more than skin deep, though, and the really special feature is that these cases incorporate original Battle of Britain 1940 Duralumin Spitfire skinning in their construction, removed from Spitfire P7350 during this historic aircraft’s restoration in 2008. Owned and operated by the Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, P7350 is the oldest operational Spitfire in the world, first flying in August 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain.
Entirely hand engineered, this is a limited edition of just 12 brief cases only, plus initial prototype, each case made specifically to order. The door and lower door sections, plus ancillary plates and handle fixings etc are of ex-Spitfire P7350 skinning, the integral leading edge / rear of case panel being of modern Duralumin.
Illustrated is case 01/12 which has been lined with burgundy leather, but as each will be made to order they can be personalised individually, with choice of leather and interior finish. The exterior side panels on this case are in black leather, which works very well indeed visually, contrasting beautifully against the silver coloured Duralumin ribs.
An amazing fusion of art and engineering and of form with function, the Spitfire Rib 16 Aerofoil Case is surely one of the most spectacular cases ever created, with unique Battle of Britain Spitfire provenance built in.
This is a limited edition of just twelve pieces only in brief case format, plus initial prototype.