How many MK are in a Spitfire?

The Vickers Supermarine Spitfire was produced across 24 marks, with total production thought to be between 20,300 and 20,400 aircraft. Numerically, the most important marks were the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire MK….Specification.

Spitfire Mk.I Spitfire F.Mk.21
Maximum Weight 5,800 lb 9,182 lb

What was the best version of the Spitfire?

The P51D and Spitfire MK. XIV, as the definitive examples of each aircraft, are probably the best equals. A Rolls-Royce Griffon, the engine that powered the MKXIV Spitfire to a top speed of 437mph. In most cases, the Spitfire had better performance as an all-purpose fighter.

What was the fastest Spitfire variant?

The F Mk 24 achieved a maximum speed of 454 mph (731 km/h) and could reach an altitude of 30,000 ft (9,100 m) in eight minutes, putting it on a par with the most advanced piston-engined fighters of the era. Although designed as a fighter-interceptor aircraft, the Spitfire proved its versatility in other roles.

How much is an original Spitfire worth?

A flying-condition Spitfire is worth up to £1-2m compared with £20-50,000 two decades ago.

How much is a Rolls Royce Merlin engine worth?

How much does a Merlin Engine Cost? A Merlin cost £2,000 in 1940 during the Battle of Britain. That’s the equivalent of about £110,000 today. Auctioneers Bonham’s sold one for £20,700 in 2009 and Sotheby’s sold one for £44,000 ($57,000) in 2019.

How fast is a Spitfire in mph?

594 km/h
Supermarine Spitfire/Top speed

How much does it cost to maintain a Spitfire?


When did the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI come out?

The Mk XVI entered production in September 1944, and remained in production until August 1945. Early Mk XVIs were equipped with the “c” wing (four 20mm cannon or two 20mm cannon and four .303in machine guns).

What kind of guns did the Spitfire have?

Armament: Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Specifications in wings 2 x 20 mm cannon and 4 x 0.303-in machin IXE in wings 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon (120 rpm) External load all with centreline rack for 500 lb bomb

How big was a Spitfire Mk IX bomb?

For operations in 1943 from Great Britain, preparatory to the invasion, the Spitfire VB has supplemented the Mk IX, but by D-Day nearly all the first-line Spitfire squadrons had the Mk IX. Many were fighter- bomber versions, carrying one 500 lb (ca. 227 kg) and two 250 lb (ca. 113 kg) bombs.

Is there a 30 gallon tank on a Spitfire?

Climb and level speed performance has been measured on Spitfire F. Mk. IX B.F.274 both with and without a 30 gallon external jettisonable tank fitted. The climb performance at combat rating and position error have also been measured without the tank fitted.