Supermarine Spitfire

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Spitfire
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Spitfire LF Mk IX, MH434 bein flewn bi Ray Hanna in 1941. This aircraft shot doun a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in 1943 while servin wi No. 222 Squadron RAF.
Role Fechter / Photo-reconnaissance aircraft
Naitional oreegin Unitit Kinrick
Manufacturer Supermarine
Designer R. J. Mitchell
First flicht 5 Mairch 1936[1]
Introduction 4 August 1938[1]
Retired 1961 Erse Air Corps[2]
Primar uisers Ryal Air Force
Ryal Canadian Air Force
Unitit States Airmy Air Forces
Produced 1938–1948
Nummer biggit 20,351[3]
Unit cost
£12,604 (£774,905 in 2017) (Estonie order for 12 Spitfires in 1939)[nb 1][4]
Variants

The Supermarine Spitfire is a Breetish single-seat fechter aircraft uised bi the Ryal Air Force an ither Allied kintras afore, in an efter Warld War II.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Unit cost for airframe complete wi ingine, airmament an equipment.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ethel 1997, p. 12.
  2. "Ireland Air Force." Archived 1 Dizember 2010[Date mismatch] at the Wayback Machine. aeroflight.co. Retrieved 27 September 2009.
  3. Ethell 1997, p. 117.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Price 1982, p. 67.

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ethell, Jeffrey L. an Steve Pace. Spitfire. St. Paul, Minnesota: Motorbooks International, 1997. ISBN 0-7603-0300-2.
  • Price, Alfred. The Spitfire Story. Lunnon: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-86720-624-1.