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Spitfire

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Serial Mk c/n Fac Eng History
VN477F24SuperG61test flown SqLdr Derry 15min SM 12-5-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM mods 10-3-49 45MU 19-10-51 FEAF 3-11-52 nea 14-12-54 fitment 12-7-55 sold Aluminium Refineries 19-6-56
VN478F24VAHPkG61test flown SqLdr Derry 30min SM 23-6-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM mods 9-3-49 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 80Sq 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 80Sq 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 mods 3-3-48 FEAF 27-3-50 SHQ Kai Tak 24-5-50 80Sq 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 mods 28-2-49 FEAF 27-3-50 MBFE Kai Tak 14-8-50 80Sq 'W2-H' 27-10-50 390MU 1-3-52 SOC 1-7-53
VN485F24SMAF 21567VAHPkG61test flown SqLdr Derry 25min SM 27-8-47 9MU 4-9-47 RNAS Renfrew 9-49 Seletar SHQ Kai Tak 3-10-50 80Sq 5-9-51 Hong Kong AAF 13-5-52 last flt 15-1-55 FH241:40 to 7326M Kai Tak 10-4-56 extant IWM London
VN486F24VAHPkG61test flown L R Colquhoun 10min SM 15-7-47 6MU 7-8-47 VASM mods 3-3-49 FEAF 27-3-50 80Sq 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 SqLdr Derry 10min SM 19-9-47 6MU 10-10-47 VASM mods 28-6-49 80Sq 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 80Sq 'W2-A' FEAF 27-12-49 SOC 10-12-51
VN490F24VAHPkG61test flown W R Morgan 15min SM 14-11-47 6MU 15-12-47 VASM mods 17-3-49 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 mods 10-3-49 RNAS Renfrew 28-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 80Sq 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 80Sq 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 mods 4-4-49 80Sq FEAF 15-8-49 SOC 28-8-51
VN494F24VAHPkG61test flown W R Morgan 10min SM 19-12-47 9MU 14-1-48 47MU Agapenor 27-9-50 FEAF 22-10-50 MBFE storage 26-10-50 Singapore AF 23-7-51 390MU storage 26-2-53 SOC 18-2-54
VN495F24VAHPkG619MU 21-1-48 RNAS Renfrew 29-6-49 Seletar 12-8-49 80Sq 'W2-M' 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 80Sq FEAF 15-8-49 C5 SOC 15-12-50
VP427Seafire 47SMG87RNDA 17-10-47 SM 5-11-47 test flt FLt Colquhoun RNAS Anthorn 21-11-47
VP428Seafire 47SMG87SM 6-9-47 test flt SqLdr 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 SqLdr Morgan RNDA 29-11-47 RNAS Lee on Solent 16-12-47
VP430Seafire 47SMG88SM 25-11-47 test flt FLt 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 SqLdr Morgan RNAS Anthorn 15-12-47 VA EA 11-9-51
VP434Seafire 47SMG88SM test flt FLt 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 Eglinton 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 trls VA EA 1-7-48 acceptance trls 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 trls. 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 SqLdr 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 804Sq 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 804Sq 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 SqLdr Morgan RNAS Anthorn 15-12-47 Squires Gate 9-71 Extant Confederate Air Force Texas USA as N475F [or c/n 6S.73229]
VP442Seafire 47SMG88SM 10-12-47 test flt SqLdr Morgan RNDA 19-12-47 RNAS Anthorn 9-1-48 804Sq HMS Ocean 12-2-48 Halfar Malta 10-1-49 HMS Triumph to Sembawang 25-8-49 800Sq HMS Unicorn 16-12-49 Kai Tak 31-5-50 Stretton 12-7-50 cocooned 1833Sq 26-7-52 SOC 4-10-56
VP443Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 22-12-47 RNAS Anthorn 8-1-48 SM 10-1-48 test flt SqLdr Morgan VA EA 30-11-51 1833Sq Bramcote 27-8-52 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP444Seafire 47SMG88SM 19-12-47 test flt SqLdr Morgan RNDA 27-12-47 RNAS Anthorn 9-1-48 804Sq
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 FLt Colquhoun RNDA 30-1-48 RNAS Anthorn 30-1-48 SM Mi RNAS Eglinton 23-7-48 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned
VP447Seafire 47SMG88RNDA 27-2-48 SM 27-2-48 RNAS Anthorn 28-2-48 800Sq 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 FLt Colquhoun VA Chilbolton 30-1-48 G87 install AAEE 6-48 trls 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 1833Sq 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 1833Sq 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 FR47SMG88RNDA 30-4-48 SM 30-4-48 800Sq 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 1833Sq 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 trls with Sea Fury Mk X trls without tank 7-49 trls 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 trls with large inertia wt on elevator system (14.5lb instead of 6.5lb) trls of dropping 'G' ASR container and 90gal overload tank. comparison trls 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 trls of effect of external stores on max speed. VA Chilbolton 11-48 QES radiator install VA EA 30-10-51 1833Sq 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 1833Sq 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 1833Sq 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 1833Sq 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 1833Sq '161/BR' 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 800Sq 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 1833Sq 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 1833Sq 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 800Sq 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 759Sq 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 800Sq Donibristle HMS Triumph to Halfar Malta 2-6-49 HMS Unicorn to Sembawang 28-9-49 800Sq HMS Triumph 28-5-50 Lee on Solent 12-10-50 Stretton 6-11-51 759Sq 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 800Sq HMS Triumph 7-6-50 VA EA recond 759Sq 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 800Sq HMS Triumph
VR966Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 13-1-49 800Sq Donibristle 8-7-49 FF Halfar 8-7-49 HMS Triumph 27-7-49 800Sq Lee on Solent 16-1-50 VA EA recond 17-8-50 1833Sq Bramcote 11-7-53 Stretton 25-6-55 cocooned SOC 4-10-56
VR967Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 11-1-49 800Sq HMS Triumph AHU Stretton 27-5-55
VR968Seafire 47SMG88SM 31-12-48 RNAS Anthorn 14-1-49 800Sq 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