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Supermarine Spitfire
Technical Information

Background
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.

Three RAAF Squadrons operated Spitfires in the Pacific:
79 Squadron
452 Squadron
457 Squadron

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.

Three RAF Squadrons operated Spitfires in the Pacific, under RAAF control:
54 Squadron
548 Squadron
549 Squadron

Technical Details
Crew  One (pilot)
Engine  1,030 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin II
Span  11.23m
Length  9.12m
Height  3.86m
Maximum Speed 571 km/h
Range  805 km
Armament  8 x .303 Caliber machine gun
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