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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - SPITFIRE MK VB, C
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 1,478 hp RR Merlin 45 Vee piston engine
Speed: 594 kph, 369mph mph
Range: 1 827km, 1,135miles
Seats: 1
Length: 9.12m, 29ft 11in
Span: 11.23m, 10ft 10in
Empty Weight: 2 267kg, 4,998lb
Max T/O Weight: 2 911kg, 6,417lb
Period of Service: 1942 - 1944

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Spitfire Mk Vb, c

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Supermarine
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Fighter
 
Description:

Single-seat fighter/interceptor.

Armament:
Two 20mm Hispano cannon and four 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine-guns, plus 500 lb (227 kg) bombs.


Images:

Supermarine Spitfire Mk c, 'AX-N', (JG959), Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc, 'C', (ES354), No. 9 Squadron, El Gamil, Egypt, 1942. Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, 'WR-B', (EP826), No. 40 Squadron, Tunisia, 1943. Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc, 'WR-O', (JK792), No.40 Squadron, Italy, 1944. Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc, 'KJ-Z, No.4 Squadron, Italy, 1943. Spitfire Mk L.F.IX, 'KJ-T, (SM143), piloted by Maj. M.V. 'Wally' Brunton, OC. No.4 Squadron, Italy, 1945.