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|Spitfire||Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Stirling Mk.I N6011 of No.7 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben : Birth date updated|
|Major Allen V Mundt added to aircrew database :|
Joining the Hell Hawks at Chievre, Belgium in November 1944 he flew 58 combat missions during the Battle of the Bulge and the push through Germany. On two occasions his aircraft was hit by 20mm cannon while low level strafing and bombing.
|1st Lieutenant Matt Ruper added to aircrew database :|
Flying with the Hell Hawks from June 1944 to the end of the war he completed 106 combat missions including Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge and survived being shot down by ground fire during a low level strafing mission.
|Whitley Mk.V T4298 of No.51 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD827 : Airframe notes updated (added 08-04-1941 : Hampden was hit by flak and crashed into target area. All crew were killed. This was the first Hampden to be unaccounted for and declared missing in 1941 as all six others had crashed in the United Kingdom and been accounted for.)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim V5826 :|
|New victory claim added : Me110 claimed on 23rd April 1940 by John Evelyn Scoular of No.73 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley Z6468 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley was last heard on w/t in the early morning of the 8th of April.)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD753 :|
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