Built by Supermarine, probably the
most famous British fighter of World War II. Highly maneuverable,
the Spitfire had a short range. Used by Commonwealth units in
limited numbers, including the RAAF and RAF in the Pacific.
Squadrons operated Spitfires in the Pacific:
All RAAF Spitfires used only their RAF serial number before November 1943. All Spitfires (even those which were lost) were later assigned RAAF serial numbers (A58 series) retroactively. The RAAF serial number was never applied to the aircraft.
Squadrons operated Spitfires in the Pacific, under RAAF control:
Crew One (pilot)
Engine 1,030 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin II
Maximum Speed 571 km/h
Range 805 km
Armament 8 x .303 Caliber machine gun