Supermarine 361 Spitfire Mk LFIXc (MJ143 / H-1) as used by the Dutch Army Aviation Group (LVA)
at the Military Aviation Museum, Kamp Zeist (the Netherlands)
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be a popular aircraft, with approximately 53 Spitfires being airworthy, while many more are static exhibits in aviation museums all over the world.
There were 24 marks of Spitfire and many sub-variants. These covered the Spitfire in development from the
Merlin to Griffon engines, the high-speed photo-reconnaissance variants and the different wing configurations.
More Spitfire Mk Vs were built than any other type, with 6487 built, followed by the 5656 Mk IXs.