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Supermarine Spitfire-Mk.XVIII

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14th July 2018
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United Kingdom - Royal Air Force

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.XVIII was the final Spitfire developed in WWII, but not delivered in time to see action before war's end. Essentially a refined and strengthened version of the Mk XIV, it was produced in fighter and armed reconnaissance variants

Summary data for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1945300n/a1n/a


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

Used Griffon 65 rated at 2,035hp or Griffon 67 at 2,340 hp


2x 20mm Hispano canon and 2x .5 inch machine guns or 4x .303 in. Browning machine guns plus 1x 500lb and 2x 250lb bombs.


Dimensions for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII
Length32 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span36 ft. 10 in.
Height12 ft. 10 in.
Max Weight8,370 lbs.


Performance of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII
Max Speed448 mph
Ceiling44,000 ft.

Updated 22nd November 2008

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