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SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE
MK.Vc - 'AR501'

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Specification - Spitfire AR501
Engine : Rolls Royce Merlin
Power : hp
Max. Speed : mph
Length : ft in.
Wing Span : ft in.
Height : ft in.
Armament : x 0 Machine guns
Max. Weight : lb
Range : miles
Number Built :
Entered Service : .


SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE
MK.Vc - 'AR501'
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Spitfire Mk.Vc - AR501 (Old Warden 2005)
©Dave Key Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc (Old Warden 2005)

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Spitfire Wings and Armament
The Spitfire had a series of modified wings which were able to house various combinations of armament Each wing variation was given a designation of either 'a' wing, 'b' wing, 'c' wing, 'd' wing, or 'e' wing.

The wing designation was combined with the mark number of the Spitfire, therefore 'AR501' Spitfire Mk.Vc, is an 'c' wing as specified below: -.

'c' wing
A further modification to the wing known as a 'Universal' wing was made that could house various options as necessary depending upon operational requirements: -
i) Eight 0.303" Browning Machine Guns, or
ii) Four 20mm Hispano Cannon, or
iii) Two 20mm Hispano Cannon and four 0.303 Browning Machine Guns. Each Cannon with 120 rounds
The 'c' wing could also carry two 250lb bombs under the wings or one 500lb bomb under the fuselage.

Reference Photographs

Side Marking - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005) Tail - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005) Canopy - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005) Exhaust - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005)
Side Marking
Tail
Canopy
Exhaust
Elevators - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005) Open Canopy - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005) Exhausts - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005) Undercarriage - AR501 (Shuttleworth 2005)
Elevators
Open Canopy
Exhausts
Undercarriage

Related Links: -
Airworthy Spitfires (www.militaryairshows.co.uk)

Crashed Spitfires (www.militaryairshows.co.uk)

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (www.militaryplanes.co.uk)

RAF B.B.M.F. (Oficial Battle of Britain Memorial Site)

2012 Airshow Calendar (www.militaryairshows.co.uk)

UK Airshow Photographs (www.militaryairshows.co.uk)

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