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How does the Spitfire fly?

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The engines of early models of Spitfires were fitted with carburettors which affected their ability to climb, also the early engines were not as powerful as later in the war.

The service ceiling of a Mk1a was only 34,000 feet and although it could go higher it would not be able to manoeuvre properly.

The Mk22 at the end of WW2 had an engine almost twice as powerful with fuel injectors which gave a service ceiling of over 43,000 feet. The Mk14e could reach 44,500 feet but was a lighter aircraft and the high altitude version of the Mk9 had a service ceiling of 45,000 feet.

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There were a lot of different models. The Mark 1 had a maximum speed of 362 mph. The model which was most produced was the Mark 5 (over 6500 were built) & its' max speed was 371 mph. The Mark 9 (over 5500 built) did 408 mph. Probably the fastest was the Mark 19 at 460 mph.

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It flies by flying in the air using flying technology that makes it fly in the sky where other things that can also fly, fly.

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  • Combat radius: 410 nmi (470 mi (756 km))
  • Ferry range: 991 nmi (1,135 mi (1,827 km))
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