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Supermarine Spitfire-Mk.II

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The oldest airworthy Spitfire and the only one left that took part in the "Battle of Britain"

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.II was built in Castle Bromwich incorporating improvements based on Mk.I combat experience, including a constant speed propeller and additional protection for the pilot and systems. Only a few arrived in time for the Battle of Britain.

Summary data for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1939920n/a1n/a


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

The Mk.II used a Merlin Mk.XII rated at 1175hp for take-off


8x .303 inch Browning machine guns. The Mk.IIb had 4 Browning machine guns and 2x 20mm Hispano canon.


Dimensions for Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II
Length29 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span36 ft. 10 in.
Height11 ft. 10 in.
Empty Weight4,900 lbs.
Max Weight6,317 lbs.


Performance of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II
Max Speed357 mph
Cruise Speed310 mph
Ceiling37,000 ft.
Normal Range395mi.
Max Range500mi.

Updated 22nd November 2008

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Supermarine Spitfire-Mk.II

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