Specifications – Supermarine Spitfire MkVB

Crew: One Pilot

Length: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Height: 11 ft 5 in (3.86 m)
Wing area: 242.1 ft2 (22.48 m2)
Empty weight: 5,065 lb (2,297 kg)
Loaded weight: 6,622 lb (3,000 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 6,700 lb (3,039 kg)

Powerplant:1 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 45[nb 14] supercharged V12 engine
1,470 hp (1,096 kW) at 9,250 ft (2,820 m)

Performance:

Maximum speed:370 mph, (322 kn, 595 km/h)
Rate of climb:2,600 ft/min (13.2 m/s)
Service ceiling: 36,500 ft (11,125 m)
Ferry range: 991 nmi (1,135 mi, 1,827 km)
Combat radius: 410 nmi (470 mi, 760 km)

Armament:

Guns:
2 x 20mm Hispano Mk II cannon (60 rounds per gun)
4 x .303 in Browning Mk II machine guns (350 rounds per gun)

Supermarine Spitfire I

 

 

 

 

Supermarine Spitfire I

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