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The Supermarine Spitfire

As a prototype F.37/34 fitted with an early Rolls Royce Merlin engine, it flew for the first time on March 5, 1936. Over 20,000 Spitfires were built by the time production ceased.

A Second World War vintage Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (L.F.), rebuilt by Canada's National Aviation Museum. The L.F. was the low-altitude version of the Mk.9, configured with a Merlin 66 engine and clipped elliptical wings. Normal armament was two 20mm cannon and four machine-guns. The Mk.9 entered service in late 1942

Canada only had eight Spitfires on strength, however, several hundred Canadian pilots served in RAF squadrons, many flying the Supermarine Spitfire.

Specifications Mk XIV; Engine (one) Rolls Royce Griffon 65 1,527 kW. (2,050 hp.), Wing Span; 11.23 m. (36' 10"), Length; 9.96 m. (32' 8"), Maximum take-off weight; 3,815 kg. (8,490 lbs.), Maximum level speed 721 km/h (448 mph.), Range 1,68 km. (850 miles), Armament; (two) 20mm cannon and (four) 0.303 inch machine guns, plus bombs.

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Wings Over The Pacific was updated November 17, 1998