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Historic Aviation => Spitfire => Topic started by: meeanee on September 06, 2009, 12:16:07 PM



Title: VICKERS SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE LF XVIe TE456/RAB-J at Auckland War Memorial Museum
Post by: meeanee on September 06, 2009, 12:16:07 PM
TE456 was originally constructed with clipped wings but these were replaced with elliptical wings in 1955.

The display sign that Museum states the following specification ...

Wingspan: 32ft 8in (9.93m)
Length: 31ft 10 3/8 inch (9.71m)
Loaded weight: 7,5000 lbs (3402 kg)
Maximum speed: 405 mph (652 kph)
Maximum ceiling: 40,000 feet (12,200 m)
Maximum range: 980 miles (1578 km)

I am not an expert on these matters, but I think that the specs listed are wrong.  Can someone please verify what the dimensions should be please.