This article is about the land based fighter. Information about the carrier based version can be found on the Supermarine Seafire entry.

The Supermarine Spitfire was an interceptor aircraft used by the Allies during and after World War 2.

Initial DevelopmentEdit

Operational ServiceEdit

Experimental examplesEdit

  • Spitfire Mk V EN830 was captured by the Germans, and test flown with a Daimler Benz DB 605A for comparative trials during 1944[1]


Airworthy examplesEdit

See entries for Spitfire Survivors on the Warbirds wiki

Static examplesEdit


  • An eight metre sculpture depicting prototype K5054 in flight was erected in Southampton during early 2004, close to the site of the first flight, as a tribute to the type's success during the Battle of Britain.[N 1]

New buildsEdit



  1. Ironically, some of the funding came from the German car firm Mercedes-Benz, linked to the Daimler-Benz company which built engines for the Me 109[2]


  1. Green, William. Famous Fighters of the Second World War. Purnell Book Services. 1975. Page 136
  2. Daily Mirror, Friday 5 March 2004