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Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XI

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Spitfire PRXI PL983 (G-PRXI) wears the wartime photo reconnaissance blue livery of its time serving in Europe with 4 Squadron. With additional Thank U NHS titles

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XI

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1st August 2020
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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.XI was a photo reconnaissance development of the Mk.IX. It featured the leading edge of the wing being modified to form a fuel tank as well as a camera installation.

Summary data for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XI
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1942471n/a1n/a

Power

1 x Rolls Royce Merlin (880 - 1315 hp) piston engine.

The XI used the Merlin 60 series, and later the 70 rated from 1655 - 1760hp


Dimensions

Dimensions for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XI
Length31 ft. 4 in.
Wing Span36 ft. 10 in.
Height12 ft. 10 in.
Max Weight7,872 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XI
Max Speed422 mph
Ceiling44,000 ft.
Normal Range1,200mi.

Updated 22nd November 2008

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