spit_Ia

Spitfire

aircraft production

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Serial Mark c/n Fac Eng History
VN477F24SuperG61test flown S/Ldr Derry 15min SM 12-5-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM 10-3-49 mods 45MU 19-10-51 FEAF 3-11-52 nea 14-12-54 fitment 12-7-55 sold Aluminium Refineries 19-6-56
VN478F24VAHPkG61test flown S/Ldr Derry 30min SM 23-6-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM 9-3-49 mods 45MU 17-10-51 FEAF 26-11-52 nea 11-5-56 sold scrap 31-10-56
VN479F24SuperG61VASM 6-4-48 6MU 30-5-48 FEAF 8-8-48 MBFE storage 16-8-48 SOC 18-2-54
VN480F24VAHPkG619MU 28-8-47 RNAS Renfrew 29-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 80S 27-12-49 SOC 10-12-51
VN481F24VAHPkG61VAHPA 15-8-47 invest of longitud behaviour 9MU 3-9-48 RNAS Renfrew 29-6-49 ? Seletar 12-8-49 SHQ Kai Tak 14-8-50 80S 5-9-50 SOC 1-9-52
VN482F24VAHPkG619MU 3-10-47 RNAS Renfrew 29-6-49 Seletar 29-6-49 SOC 15-1-51
VN483F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun 15min SM 23-7-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM 3-3-48 mods FEAF 27-3-50 SHQ Kai Tak 24-5-50 80S 26-7-50 390MU 1-3-52 SOC 1-7-53
VN484F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun 20min SM 19-6-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM 28-2-49 mods FEAF 27-3-50 MBFE Kai Tak 14-8-50 80S 'W2-H' 27-10-50 390MU 1-3-52 SOC 1-7-53
VN485F24VAHPkG61test flown S/Ldr Derry 25min SM 27-8-47 9MU 4-9-47 RNAS Renfrew 9-49 Seletar SHQ Kai Tak 3-10-50 80S 5-9-51 Hong Kong AAF 13-5-52 last flt 15-1-55 FH241.40 to 7326M extant Kai Tak 10-4-56
VN486F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun 10min SM 15-7-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM 3-3-49 mods FEAF 27-3-50 80S Kai Tak 24-5-50 390MU 1-3-52 SOC 10-2-53
VN487F24SMG61test flown L R Colquhoun 10min 2-9-47 9MU 11-9-47 RNAS Renfrew 11-9-47 Seletar 12-8-48 ? MBFE stalled on approach crashed Seletar C2 7-12-49 SOC scrap 7-12-49
VN488F24VAHPkG61test flown S/Ldr Derry 10min SM 19-9-47 6MU 10-10-47 VASM 28-6-49 mods 80S 15-8-49 FAAC 29-3-50 Kai Tak 29-8-50 SOC 28-8-51
VN489F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun 10min SM 2-10-47 6MU 27-10-47 VASM 9-3-49 RNAS Renfrew 28-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 80S FEAF 27-12-49 SOC 10-12-51
VN490F24VAHPkG61test flown W R Morgan 15min SM 14-11-47 6MU 15-12-47 VASM 17-3-49 mods RNAS Renfrew 28-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 SOC 27-11-52
VN491F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun SM 20min 16-10-47 6MU 27-10-47 VASM 10-3-49 mods RNAS Renfrew 28-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 80S FEAF 27-12-49 Hit sea recovering from spin 2m S of Ninepin Is. Hong Kong 26-7-50
VN492F24VAHPkG61test flown W R Morgan 40min SM 15-12-47 9MU 23-12-47 Chilbolton on short term loan CSA charge 15-1-48 RNAS Renfrew 29-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 SHQ Kai Tak 3-10-50 80S 1-2-51 HKAAF 'N' 15-5-52 Swung on landing and tipped up Sek Kong 3-10-53 SOC 19-7-54
VN493F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun 10min SM 24-11-47 6MU 11-12-47 RNAS Renfrew 30-6-48 VASM 4-4-49 mods 80S FEAF 15-8-49 SOC 28-8-51
VN494F24VAHPkG61test flown W R Morgan 10min SM 19-12-47 9MU 14-1-48 FEAF 22-10-50 MBFE storage 26-10-50 Singapore AF 23-7-51 SOC 18-2-54
VN495F24VAHPkG619MU 21-1-48 RNAS Renfrew 29-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 80S 5-9-49 FAC4 13-12-49 Kai Tak SOC 28-8-51
VN496F24VAHPkG61FF 24-2-48 final Spit variant to leave SM prod line del to 6MU AAEE by W R Morgan 4-4-49 RNAS Renfrew 30-6-49 80S FEAF 15-8-49 C5 SOC 15-12-50
VP427Seafire 47SMG87RNDA 17-10-47 SM 5-11-47 test flt F/Lt Colquhoun RNAS Anthorn 21-11-47
VP428Seafire 47SMG87SM 6-9-47 test flt S/Ldr Derry SBAC Air Show Radlett 8-9-47 to 14-9-47 SM G88 install RNAS Anthorn 16-10-47 RNDA 14-11-47
VP429Seafire 47SMG88SM 26-11-47 test flt S/Ldr Morgan RNDA 29-11-47 RNAS Lee on Solent 16-12-47
VP430Seafire 47SMG88SM 25-11-47 test flt F/Lt Colquhoun RNDA 29-11-47 RNAS Anthorn 15-12-47 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP431Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 11-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 21-6-48 VA EA 12-7-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP432Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 17-6-48 SM 17-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 21-6-48
VP433Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 29-11-47 SM 30-11-47 test flt S/Ldr Morgan RNAS Anthorn 15-12-47 VA EA 11-9-51
VP434Seafire 47SMG88SM test flt F/Lt Colquhoun 31-12-47 RNDA 3-1-48 RNAS Anthorn 3-2-48
VP435Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 3-1-48 RNAS Anthorn 30-1-48 VAS RP to RNAS Eglington 10-8-48
VP436Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 28-2-48 SM 28-2-48 RNAS Anthorn 12-3-48
VP437Seafire 47SMG88On loan from CSA VA Chilbolton 3-1-48 RNDA 30-1-48 RAE 25-3-48 armament trials VA EA 1-7-48 acceptance trials with wing bomb carrier Em/EF of 100lb to 1000lb loads. Carrier jettisoned by means of toggles on cockpit floor. RAE 6-49 RATOG and catapult trials. mods AAEE 5-50 Naval Air Fight Dev Unit 1950/52 AGT Gatwick 20-4-53 refurb Stretton 28-1-54 cocooned SOC 3-10-56
VP438Seafire 47SMG88SM 21-11-47 test flt S/Ldr Morgan RNDA 29-11-47 RNAS Anthorn 16-12-47
VP439Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 25-2-48 SM 3-3-48 RNAS Anthorn 23-3-48 RAE 26-5-48 HMS Ocean to Halfar Malta 14-9-48 804S HMS Ocean 14-12-48
VP440Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 28-2-48 SM 3-3-48 RNAS Anthorn 22-3-48 HMS Ocean to Halfar Malta 14-9-48 804S HMS Ocean 30-11-48 Lee on Solent 18-6-49 VA EA 17-5-50 recond Stretton 23-5-51 cocooned SOC 4-10-56
VP441Seafire 476S.73228SMG88RNDA 29-11-47 SM 30-11-47 test flt S/Ldr Morgan RNAS Anthorn 15-12-47 Squires Gate 9-71 Extant Confederate Air Force Texas USA as N475F
VP442Seafire 47SMG88SM 10-12-47 test flt S/Ldr Morgan RNDA 19-12-47 RNAS Anthorn 9-1-48 804S HMS Ocean 12-2-48 Halfar Malta 10-1-49 HMS Triumph to Sembawang 25-8-49 800S HMS Unicorn 16-12-49 Kai Tak 31-5-50 Stretton 12-7-50 cocooned 1833S 26-7-52 SOC 4-10-56
VP443Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 22-12-47 RNAS Anthorn 8-1-48 SM 10-1-48 test flt S/Ldr Morgan VA EA 30-11-51 1833S Bramcote 27-8-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP444Seafire 47SMG88SM 19-12-47 test flt S/Ldr Morgan RNDA 27-12-47 RNAS Anthorn 9-1-48 804S
VP445Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 28-2-48 SM 28-2-48 RNAS Anthorn 22-3-48 VA EA 22-5-51
VP446Seafire 47SMG88SM 16-1-48 test flt F/Lt Colquhoun RNDA 30-1-48 RNAS Anthorn 30-1-48 SM Mi RNAS Eglington 23-7-48 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP447Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 27-2-48 SM 27-2-48 RNAS Anthorn 28-2-48 800S HMS Triumph 1949 Sembawang Singapore used for anti-bandit strikes in Malaya VA EA 18-6-51 Stretton cocooned 25-6-55
VP448Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-1-48 RNAS Anthorn 30-1-48
VP449Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-1-48 Test flt F/Lt Colquhoun VA Chilbolton 30-1-48 G87 install AAEE 6-48 trials with GGS Mk4B VA EA 21-5-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP450Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 25-2-48 RNAS Anthorn 12-3-48
VP451Seafire 47SMG88SM 25-2-48 RNDA 28-2-48 RNAS Anthorn 22-3-48 VA EA 26-4-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP452Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 25-3-48 SM 25-3-48 RNAS Anthorn 9-4-48
VP453Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 31-3-48 SM 31-3-48 RNAS Anthorn 9-4-48 VA EA 9-7-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP454Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 20-3-48 SM 20-3-48 RNAS Anthorn 9-4-48
VP455Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 25-3-48 SM 25-3-48 RNAS Anthorn 9-4-48 1833S Bramcote VA EA 19-6-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP456Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 2-4-48 SM 2-4-48 RNAS Anthorn 12-4-48
VP457Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 5-4-48 SM 5-4-48 RNAS Anthorn 16-4-48 1833S Bramcote VA EA 1-1-52
VP458Seafire 47SMG88SM 30-3-48 SM 20-4-48 RNAS Anthorn 22-4-48
VP459Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 23-4-48 SM 23-4-48 RNAS Anthorn 7-5-48 VA EA 17-10-51
VP460Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-4-48 SM 30-4-48 RNAS Anthorn 11-5-48
VP461Seafire 47SMG88FR47 RNDA 30-4-48 SM 30-4-48 800S flew offensive patrols from HMS Triumph during Korean War 1950 to 1951
VP462Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-4-48 SM 30-4-48 R-RH 11-5-48 1833S Bramcote VA EA 17-9-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP463Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-4-48 SM 30-4-48 VA Chilbolton 3-6-48 G87 install AAEE 5-49 with airship-type 90gal overload tank Release speed restricted to 300kts comparison trials with Sea Fury Mk X trials without tank 7-49 trials with 3in dia flare and explosive RP on zero length underwing rails. Flare heads were unreliable but explosive heads cleared up to a maximum release speed of 300kts. G88 re-fitted trials with large inertia wt on elevator system (14.5lb instead of 6.5lb) trials of dropping 'G' ASR container and 90gal overload tank. comparison trials with Seafire 47 and Sea Fury X Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP464Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-4-48 SM 28-5-48 AAEE 22-11-48 trials of effect of external stores on max speed. VA Chilbolton 11-48 QES radiator install VA EA 30-10-51 1833S Bramcote AHU Stretton 27-7-55 cocooned
VP465Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 28-5-48 SM 28-5-48 RNDA Arbroath 21-6-48
VP471Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-7-48 SM 30-7-48 RNAS Anthorn 17-8-48 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP472Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 23-7-48 SM 30-7-48 RNAS Anthorn 17-8-48 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP473Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 18-6-48 SM 18-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 22-6-48
VP474Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 VA Chilbolton 2-7-48 1833S Bramcote VA EA 23-8-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP475Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 2-7-48 VA EA 6-6-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP476Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 18-8-48 VA EA 30-4-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP477Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 8-7-48 1833S Bramcote VA EA 26-9-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP478Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 2-7-48
VP479Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 8-7-48 VA EA 26-5-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP480Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-6-48 SM 30-6-48 RNAS Anthorn 8-7-48 Stretton 24-2-51
VP481Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-7-48 SM 30-7-48 RNAS Anthorn 21-9-48
VP482Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 10-9-48 SM 10-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 21-9-48 VA EA 30-7-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP483Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 14-9-48 SM 14-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 21-9-48 VA EA 27-6-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP484Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 14-9-48 SM 14-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 24-9-48 VA EA 10-7-51 1833S Bramcote 25-7-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP485Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 14-9-48 SM 14-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 24-9-48 rep 1949 GBP1196/2/6d SM 28-2-50 Anthorn 10-3-50 VA EA 28-7-51 1833S Bramcote 26-7-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP486Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 29-9-48 SM 29-9-48 Anthorn 1-10-48
VP487Seafire 47SMG88SM 26-8-48 RNAS Anthorn 24-9-48 FLR Abbotsinch 1-11-48 HMS Triumph to Halfar Malta 26-3-49 HMS Unicorn to Sembawang 28-10-49 800S HMS Triumph 31-5-50 heavy landing 13-4 returned UK HMS Unicorn Lee on Solent 19-7 VA EA recond 1-11 Stretton 9-10-51 1833S Bramcote 24-7-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned SOC 27-8-56
VP488Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 29-9-48 SM 29-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 1-10-48 1833S Bramcote VA EA 30-5-51 AHU Stretton 9-7-54
VP489Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-9-48 SM 30-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 6-10-48
VP490Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-9-48 SM 30-9-48 RNAS Anthorn 8-10-48 VA EA 26-7-51
VP491Seafire 47SMG88SM 22-10-48 RNDA 30-10-48 RNAS Anthorn 4-11-48
VP492Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 22-10-48 SM 23-10-48 RNAS Anthorn 22-11-48
VP493Seafire 47SMG88SM 18-10-48 RNDA 30-10-48 RNAS Anthorn 4-11-48 FLR Abbotsinch 1-3-49 HMS Triumph 26-4-49 to Sembawang 28-9-49 on HMS Unicorn 800S HMS Triumph 1-6-50 HMS Unicorn returned UK Lee on Solent 20-9-50 VA EA 11-2-51 VA EA recond 9-10-51 759S 25-9-52 AHU Stretton 27-5-55 cocooned SOC 4-10-56
VP494Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-10-48 SM 30-10-48 RNAS Anthorn 17-11-48
VP495Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 30-10-48 SM 30-10-48 RNAS Anthorn 17-11-48
VR961Seafire 47SMG88SM 22-11-48 RNAS Anthorn 5-12-48 800S Donibristle HMS Triumph to Halfar Malta 2-6-49 HMS Unicorn to Sembawang 28-9-49 800S HMS Triumph 28-5-50 Lee on Solent 12-10-50 Stretton 6-11-51 759S 1-10-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned SOC 4-10-56
VR962Seafire 47SMG88SM 22-11-48 RNAS Anthorn 2-12-48 FLR Abbotsinch 8-3-49 HMS Triumph to Halfar Malta 26-4-49 HMS Unicorn to Sembawang 28-10-49 800S HMS Triumph 7-6-50 VA EA recond 759S 6-10-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned SOC 4-10-56
VR963Seafire 47SMG88SM 30-11-48 RNAS Anthorn 6-12-48
VR964Seafire 47SMG88SM 30-11-48 RNAS Anthorn 17-12-48
VR965Seafire 47SMG88SM 30-11-48 RNAS Anthorn 17-12-48 800S HMS Triumph
VR966Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 13-1-49 800S Donibristle 8-7-49 FF Halfar 8-7-49 HMS Triumph 27-7-49 800S Lee on Solent 16-1-50 VA EA recond 17-8-50 1833S Bramcote 11-7-53 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned SOC 4-10-56
VR967Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 11-1-49 800S HMS Triumph AHU Stretton 27-5-55
VR968Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 14-1-49 800S 26-11-51 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VR969Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 25-1-49 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VR970Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-1-49 RNAS Anthorn 5-3-49 VA EA 15-3-51 AHU Stretton 7-3-54
VR971Seafire 47SMG88Final F47 built SM 28-1-49 VA Chilbolton 18-2-49 RNAS Anthorn 12-5-49
VR972Seafire 47SMG881-49 no record