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Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI TD248 seen here in front of the DuxfordS American Air Museum

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.XVI was essentially a Mk.IX, but using the Packard built Merlin 266. Many were fitted with a teardrop canopy. The Mk.XVI used a "clipped" wing and was widely employed in the ground attack role.

Summary data for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom19441054n/a1n/a

Power

1 x Packard Merlin (1000 - 1280 hp) piston engine.

Packard Merlin 266 rated at 1705hp


Dimensions

Dimensions for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI
Length31 ft. 4 in.
Wing Span32 ft. 7 in.
Height12 ft. 7 in.
Empty Weight5,800 lbs.
Max Weight7,500 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI
Max Speed404 mph
Cruise Speed384 mph
Ceiling42,500 ft.
Normal Range434mi.
Max Range980mi.

Updated 22nd November 2008

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Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E

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18th May 2008
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