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Supermarine Spitfire FR14E

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13th July 2019
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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.XIV was based on a Mk.VIII married to a Griffon 65 engine. Points of difference to Merlin Spitfires included a 5 blade prop, larger vertical tail surfaces, and in later production, a bubble canopy.

Summary data for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1943957n/a1n/a


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

The Mk.XIV used the Giffon 65 rated at 2050 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.XIV
Length32 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span36 ft. 10 in.
Height12 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight6,600 lbs.
Max Weight8,500 lbs.


Performance of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV
Max Speed448 mph (Mk XIVe)
Cruise Speed362 mph (Mk XIVe)
Ceiling44,500 ft. (Mk XIVe)
Normal Range460mi. (Mk XIVe)
Max Range850mi. (Mk XIVe)

Updated 22nd November 2008

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