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The Mark XVI Supermarine Spitfire is powered by the Packard Merlin 266 engine developing 1580 hp which drives a 4 blade wooden laminate propellor. The wing span is 36' 10", the length 31' 1" and the height 12' 7 3/4". The aircraft weighs 7,500 pounds. Maximum speed is 416mph, ceiling 43,000 feet and range is 430 miles. The armament is 2 x 20mm cannons, 2 x 1/2 inch machine guns and up to 1000 lb of bombs can be carried.

More Pictures


Hope those guns aren't loaded! Another picture of the Spitfire flying towards the crowd taken during its flying display. Spitfires were first designed in 1934, and were produced in many variants right through the war and up to 1948.

Use the controller below to listen to the rumble of the Spitfire's engine as it flies over (this requires Quicktime).


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