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Supermarine Seafire

Supermarine Seafire
Nationality British
Aircraft Type Carrier-based fighter
First Flight Late 1941
Entered Service 1942
Crew 1
Notes Details for Mark III. Naval version of the Supermarine Spitfire.
Specification
Powerplant One 1.470 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin 55 inline piston engine
Performance
Speed 566 km/h at 3.735 m; Crusie 351 km/h at 6.100 m
Range 748 km or 1.167 km with drop tanks
Service Ceiling 10.300 m
Dimensions
Wingspan 11,18 m
Wing Area 24,48 m²
Length 9,14 m
Height 3,4 m
Weights
Empty Weight 2.449 kg
Maximum Take Off Weight 3.221 kg
Weaponry
Guns Two 20 mm cannon and four 0,303 in machine guns in wings
Bombs etc 500 lb of bombs
Versions
Prototype One Spitfire Mk VB converison with deck-arrester hook
Mk IB 166 Spitfire VB conversions; Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 or 46; Two hispanio cannon and two 0,303 in Browning machine guns
F.Mk IIC Medium altitude fighter version. Spitfire Mk VC conversions with Universal wing
L.(F).Mk IIC Low altitude fighter version. Spitfire Mk VC conversions with Universal wing
F.R. Mk IIC Reconnaissance fighter version. Spitfire Mk VC conversions with Universal wing
F.Mk III As MK IIC variants above, with foldine wings
L.(F).Mk III As MK IIC variants above, with foldine wings
F.R. Mk III As MK IIC variants above, with foldine wings
Mk III (Hybrid) Westland-built model with normal non-folding wings; Merlin 55; redesignated as L.(F).Mk IIC
Mk XV, XVIII, 45, 46 and 47 Griffon-engined post-war variants