ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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  • ATP 13611 C
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The Spitfire's trademark elliptical wing was substantially changed in the Mk 21, a major redesign of the aircraft, and the last variant to see operational service (with No 91 Squadron) before the end of the war. The Mk 22 and the final Mk 24 were essentially the same, except for a cut-down rear fuselage and 'bubble' canopy. All three were Griffon-powered, and had a four-cannon armament and a redesigned undercarriage. PK312, seen here fresh from the factory in March 1945, was the first production Mk 22.

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