Spitfire fighter banking in the clouds, date unknown

Caption   Spitfire fighter banking in the clouds, date unknown ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 31 Aug 2007
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Robert says:
13 Aug 2010 03:29:57 PM

This is a mk.12 Spitfire, the first of the Griffon-engined types to enter RAF service. It was used mainly to counter the 'tip and run' raiders - Focke-Wulf FW190 fighters attacking random targets along the south-east coast of England.
2. Anonymous says:
17 Feb 2015 05:01:13 AM

Note lack of elliptical wing tips, an easy friend/foe identifier of earlier Spitfire models.
3. Maple says:
11 May 2015 03:02:31 PM

Clipped wings were introduced on the MkV to give better low-level handling, the MkV entered service in 1941 though as Robert says this is a Griffin engined XII. The type first flew in 1942

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