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How much would a Spitfire cost to build today?
5. Back when production of the Spitfire was underway it cost an average of £12,604 for each aircraft. Today that would equate to just under £800,000 for each Spitfire produced. This is more expensive than the RAF’s other high-performance fighter – the Hurricane.
Can you build a new Spitfire?
Historic Flying, based near Saffron Walden, is the first company to reconstruct old Spitfires, and sell them on the open market. The team of 12 engineers can build about one a year, and 60-70 per cent of the newly built aircraft will be from an original.
Why the Supermarine Spitfire is such a badass plane?
Eighty years ago, the Supermarine Spitfire saved Britain and changed the course of history. After two long months of grueling air combat between invading Luftwaffe fighters and bombers and the notably smaller British Royal Air Force, England’s pilots were exhausted.
How long did Spitfire ammo last?
Ammunition capacity was enough for 16 seconds continuous firing in the Spitfire, slightly more in the Hurricane. The Messerschmitt’s armament was mixed, and had been going through various changes.
What is a Mk 26B Spitfire?
The cockpit of the Mk 26B reflects the “steam gauge” heritage of the original Spitfire, while hiding a few “digital age” enhancements. Mike O’Sullivan built his first Spitfire replica in the early 1990s, as a 75%-scale version of the original, which he called the Mk 25.
Who sells Supermarine MK26B kits in the UK?
The team at Enstone Sales & Services are the responsible for UK sales of the MK26B Kits and you can have a chat about the kit, prices and total costs with Paul Fowler 01608 678204 Mike O’Sullivan the MK26B designer and owner of Supermarine Aircraft, grew up around Spitfires and Mustangs.
What is a Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire?
The Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire is an Australian homebuilt aircraft produced in kit form by Supermarine Aircraft. A replica of the famous British Supermarine Spitfire World War II fighter, it was originally produced to 75% scale. Subsequent models have increased the scale of the fuselage and added a second seat.
How many times has a Supermarine Spitfire failed to land?
In the early years of Supermarine Aircraft, founder Mike O’Sullivan experimented with a number of different engines with varying degrees of success. During his years of development with the 75% Spitfire, he had 28 different forced landings due to engine failures.