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Supermarine 389 Spitfire PR19

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Aircraft Data

The Spitfire was the RAF's first all metal stressed skin single engine fighter. It was produced from 1938-47 serving throughout WW2 and on into the 1950s in a series of increasingly capable versions. Over 40 examples are still airworthy world wide.

The Mk. XIX was an unarmed reconnaissance Griffon powered version, built in both pressurised and unpressurised forms. The Mk. XIX has the distinction of performing the last operational Spitfire sortie for the RAF over Malaya in April 1954.

Summary data for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIX
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1944225n/a1n/a


1 x Rolls Royce Griffon (1730 - 2375 hp) piston engine.

Unpressurised variants used the Griffon 65, pressurised variants the Griffon 66


Dimensions for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIX
Length32 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span36 ft. 10 in.
Height12 ft. 10 in.
Max Weight8,600 lbs.


Performance of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIX
Max Speed460 mph
Ceiling43,500 ft.
Normal Range1,500mi.
Max Range1,800mi.

Updated 22nd November 2008

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