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Supermarine Spitfire Mk XII Fighter Plane

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Spitfire Mk XII -  British WWII fighter.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk XII

The five bladed, clipped wing Mk XII Spitfire was the first series to receive Griffon engines. By this time many Spitfires were equipped with universal wings which could be fitted with eight .303 machine guns, or two 20 mm  canon and four .303 machine guns, or four 20 mm canons, or two 20 mm canons and two .50 machine guns. The universal wing also had mounting points for drop fuel tanks or small bombs.


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* Mk XII Supermarine Spitfire

Category Fighter/Fighter-bomber
Manufacturer Supermarine
Introduced August 1938
Used in WW II by
Royal Air Force
Produced 1938–1948
Number built 20,351 total of all versions
Max. speed 393 mph (Mk XII)
Altitude 40,000 feet ceiling (Mk XII)
Range 329 miles (Mk XII)