Supermarine Spitfire

Fighter

Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX, F-AZJS UM-E, c/n 6S/585110 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Supermarine Spitfire is a single-engine single-seat fighter aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd, later the Supermarine Division of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. The Spitfire was used by the Royal Air Force and allied countries during WWII.
The Spitfire was built in many variants with several wing configurations, engines and propellers. One of the variants is the Seafire, which is a carrier-based naval version. The total production numbers include 20334 Spitfire and additional 2556 Seafire in all versions. It is the British aircraft with the highest production numbers.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Merlin 45
Engine Power1102 kW1478 hp
Speed594 km/h321 kts
  369 mph
Service Ceiling11.125 m36.500 ft
Range1.826 km986 NM
1.135 mi.
Empty Weight2.268 kg5.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.911 kg6.418 lbs
Wing Span11,23 m36 ft 10 in
Wing Area22,5 m242 ft
Length9,12 m29 ft 11 in
Height3,02 m9 ft 11 in
First Flight05.03.1936
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1938-1948
Total Production20334
ICAO CodeSASP SPIT
Data for (Version)Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Va
VariantsSeafire

[Photo-ID: 1134] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Supermarine Seafire F.17, Royal Navy, SX137, c/n WASE/1/5325, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Seafire F.17
Royal Navy
Reg.: SX137
c/n: WASE/1/5325
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 12926] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Seafire LF Mk.IIIc, , G-BUAR, c/n AIR/2605/C23(C), Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Seafire LF Mk.IIIc
Reg.: G-BUAR
c/n: AIR/2605/C23(C)
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12927] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Seafire LF Mk.IIIc, , G-BUAR, c/n AIR/2605/C23(C), Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Seafire LF Mk.IIIc
Reg.: G-BUAR
c/n: AIR/2605/C23(C)
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12928] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Seafire LF Mk.IIIc, , G-BUAR, c/n AIR/2605/C23(C), Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Seafire LF Mk.IIIc
Reg.: G-BUAR
c/n: AIR/2605/C23(C)
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12929] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Seafire LF Mk.IIIc, , G-BUAR, c/n AIR/2605/C23(C), Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Seafire LF Mk.IIIc
Reg.: G-BUAR
c/n: AIR/2605/C23(C)
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12930] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Seafire LF Mk.IIIc, , G-BUAR, c/n AIR/2605/C23(C), Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Seafire LF Mk.IIIc
Reg.: G-BUAR
c/n: AIR/2605/C23(C)
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 956] Karsten Palt 2008-06-21
Supermarine Spitfire, , 3W-K, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire
Reg.: 3W-K
 
Replica
Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome [Lelystad (EHLE / LEY)]
[Photo-ID: 7059] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Supermarine Spitfire, , R6690, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Spitfire
Reg.: R6690
 
Replica
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 13055] Arjun Sarup 2012-04-08
Supermarine Spitfire, Indian Air Force, HS986, c/n , Arjun Sarup, 2012Supermarine
Spitfire
Indian Air Force
Reg.: HS986
 
SM986 became HS986. This Spitfire was flown by No. 14 Sqn. IAF. On display at IAF Museum Palam.
[Indira Gandhi International Airport (VIDP / DEL)]
[Photo-ID: 4366] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Supermarine Spitfire, Royal Danish Air Force, , c/n n/a, Replica, Karsten Palt, 2011Supermarine
Spitfire
Royal Danish Air Force
 
Replica
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 13015] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.Vb, Historic Aircraft Collection, G-MKVB, c/n CBAF/2461, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F Mk.Vb
Historic Aircraft Collection
Reg.: G-MKVB
c/n: CBAF/2461
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13016] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.Vb, Historic Aircraft Collection, G-MKVB, c/n CBAF/2461, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F Mk.Vb
Historic Aircraft Collection
Reg.: G-MKVB
c/n: CBAF/2461
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13017] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.Vb, Historic Aircraft Collection, G-MKVB, c/n CBAF/2461, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F Mk.Vb
Historic Aircraft Collection
Reg.: G-MKVB
c/n: CBAF/2461
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1028] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.24, Royal Air Force, PK683, c/n CBAF/236, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire F.24
Royal Air Force
Reg.: PK683
c/n: CBAF/236
 
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1029] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.24, Royal Air Force, PK683, c/n CBAF/236, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire F.24
Royal Air Force
Reg.: PK683
c/n: CBAF/236
 
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1279] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Supermarine Spitfire F.24, Royal Air Force, VN485, c/n SMAF/21567, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire F.24
Royal Air Force
Reg.: VN485
c/n: SMAF/21567
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13130] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.24, Royal Air Force, VN485, c/n SMAF/21567, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.24
Royal Air Force
Reg.: VN485
c/n: SMAF/21567
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1192] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Supermarine Spitfire F.5B, Royal Air Force, BL614, c/n CBAF/1646, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire F.5B
Royal Air Force
Reg.: BL614
c/n: CBAF/1646
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 12390] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Supermarine Spitfire F.5C, Flying Heritage Collection, NX614VC, c/n WASP/20/288, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.5C
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX614VC
c/n: WASP/20/288
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 13018] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.1a, Imperial War Museum, G-CFGJ, c/n 441, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.Mk.1a
Imperial War Museum
Reg.: G-CFGJ
c/n: 441
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13019] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.1a, Imperial War Museum, G-CFGJ, c/n 441, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.Mk.1a
Imperial War Museum
Reg.: G-CFGJ
c/n: 441
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 10186] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Supermarine Spitfire F.MkVIIc (F7C), Royal Air Force, EN474, c/n 6S/171652, Karsten Palt, 2014Supermarine
Spitfire F.MkVIIc (F7C)
Royal Air Force
Reg.: EN474
c/n: 6S/171652
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 6573] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14C, Belgian Air Force, SG-55, c/n 6S/649170, Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14C
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: SG-55
c/n: 6S/649170
 
ex RAF MV246
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6574] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14C, Belgian Air Force, SG-55, c/n 6S/649170, Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14C
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: SG-55
c/n: 6S/649170
 
ex RAF MV246
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6483] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14E, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), KH14-1/93, c/n 6S/585092, Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14E
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: KH14-1/93
c/n: 6S/585092
 
ex RAF SM914
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 1244] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14E, The Fighter Collection, G-SPIT, c/n 6S/649205, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14E
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-SPIT
c/n: 6S/649205
 
RAF MV268, ex RAF MV293
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1229] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.18E, The Fighter Collection, G-BRAF, c/n 6S/663052, Karsten Palt, 2008Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.18E
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-BRAF
c/n: 6S/663052
 
RAF SM969
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13020] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe, The Fighter Collection, G-SPIT, c/n 6S/649205, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-SPIT
c/n: 6S/649205
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13021] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe, The Fighter Collection, G-SPIT, c/n 6S/649205, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-SPIT
c/n: 6S/649205
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13022] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe, The Fighter Collection, G-SPIT, c/n 6S/649205, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-SPIT
c/n: 6S/649205
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13023] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe, The Fighter Collection, G-SPIT, c/n 6S/649205, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire F.R. Mk.XIVe
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-SPIT
c/n: 6S/649205
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 224] Karsten Palt 2006-11-17
Supermarine Spitfire FR14C, Royal Air Force, MV370, c/n MV370, Karsten Palt, 2006Supermarine
Spitfire FR14C
Royal Air Force
Reg.: MV370
c/n: MV370
 
Luftfahrtmuseum Laatzen-Hannover [Laatzen]
[Photo-ID: 4367] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk IXe, Royal Danish Air Force, 41-401, c/n CBAF.6062, Karsten Palt, 2011Supermarine
Spitfire HF Mk IXe
Royal Danish Air Force
Reg.: 41-401
c/n: CBAF.6062
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 13024] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B), Old Flying Machine Company, G-ASJV, c/n CBAF/552, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B)
Old Flying Machine Company
Reg.: G-ASJV
c/n: CBAF/552
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13025] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B), Old Flying Machine Company, G-ASJV, c/n CBAF/552, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B)
Old Flying Machine Company
Reg.: G-ASJV
c/n: CBAF/552
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13026] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B), Old Flying Machine Company, G-ASJV, c/n CBAF/552, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B)
Old Flying Machine Company
Reg.: G-ASJV
c/n: CBAF/552
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13027] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B), Old Flying Machine Company, G-ASJV, c/n CBAF/552, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.IXb (LF9B)
Old Flying Machine Company
Reg.: G-ASJV
c/n: CBAF/552
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13028] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), , G-CISV, c/n CBAF/2405, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
Reg.: G-CISV
c/n: CBAF/2405
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13029] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), , G-CISV, c/n CBAF/2405, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
Reg.: G-CISV
c/n: CBAF/2405
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13030] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), , G-CISV, c/n CBAF/2405, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
Reg.: G-CISV
c/n: CBAF/2405
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13031] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), , G-CISV, c/n CBAF/2405, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
Reg.: G-CISV
c/n: CBAF/2405
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13032] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), The Fighter Collection, G-LFVB, c/n CBAF/2403, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-LFVB
c/n: CBAF/2403
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13033] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), The Fighter Collection, G-LFVB, c/n CBAF/2403, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-LFVB
c/n: CBAF/2403
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13034] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), The Fighter Collection, G-LFVB, c/n CBAF/2403, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-LFVB
c/n: CBAF/2403
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13035] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), The Fighter Collection, G-LFVB, c/n CBAF/2403, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-LFVB
c/n: CBAF/2403
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13036] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), The Fighter Collection, G-LFVB, c/n CBAF/2403, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-LFVB
c/n: CBAF/2403
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13037] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B), The Fighter Collection, G-LFVB, c/n CBAF/2403, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb (LF5B)
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-LFVB
c/n: CBAF/2403
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 6575] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IX, Belgian Air Force, SM-15, c/n CBAF.IX.1301, Karsten Palt, 2013Supermarine
Spitfire LF.IX
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: SM-15
c/n: CBAF.IX.1301
 
displayed as RAF MJ360 / GE-B, ex RAF MJ783
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 12481] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc (LF9C), Royal Air Force, MK923, c/n CBAF.IX.1886, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF.IXc (LF9C)
Royal Air Force
Reg.: MK923
c/n: CBAF.IX.1886
 
ex N521R, ex MX521R, ex N93081, ex OO-ARF, ex Belgian AF SM-37, ex RNAF H-61
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 13131] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc (LF9C), Royal Netherlands AF / Koninklijke Luchtmacht, H-53, c/n CBAF.IX970, Karsten Palt, 2016Supermarine
Spitfire LF.IXc (LF9C)
Royal Netherlands AF / Koninklijke Luchtmacht
Reg.: H-53
c/n: CBAF.IX970
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]

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