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MK.IXb - 'MH434'

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Specification - Spitfire MH434
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 : .

MK.IXb - 'MH434'
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Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (Duxford 2011)
©Nigel Key Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXb (Duxford 2011)

Photographs © Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (R.I.A.T. 2011) Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (R.I.A.T. 2011) Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (Duxford 2011)
R.I.A.T. 2011
R.I.A.T. 2011
Duxford 2011
Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (Duxford 2011) Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (2011) Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434 (2008)
R.I.A.T. 2011
Duxford 2011
Duxford 2008

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 'MH434' Spitfire Mk.IXb, is an 'b' wing as specified below: -.

'b' wing
As armour plate was added to German Bombers, two of the more powerfull 20mm Hispano Cannon were fitted to the Spitfire along with four 0.303" Browning Machine Guns. The Hispano Cannon was considerably larger than the original 0.303" Machine Guns and had to be fitted sideways with the barrel protruding from the leading edge. The modifications necessary were designated as the 'b' wing. Each Cannon had 60 rounds.

Reference Photographs

Exhaust - MH434 (Duxford 2011) Serial No - MH434 (Duxford 2011) Canopy - MH434 (Duxford 2011) Tail - MH434 (Duxford 2011)
Serial No
Undercarriage - MH434 (Duxford 2011) Tail Wheel - MH434 (Duxford 2011) Cannon - MH434 (Duxford 2011) Spinner - MH434 (Duxford 2011)
Tail Wheel

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