How Many Ww2 Spitfires Are Left?

How many 2 seater Spitfires are there?

Well, two seater Spitfires are incredibly rare.

Over 20,000 single seat Spitfires were built with only a few dozen remaining airworthy today.

Supermarine did come up with the concept of a two seater training version of the plane, but none were ever ordered and only one was built..

How many Spitfires are left today?

Fast-forward to present times and how many are left in the world today? Around 240 are known to exist. Of these, around 60 are airworthy. 70-odd are used for static display and around 110 across the world are either held in storage or are being actively restored.

Can I fly in a Spitfire?

Our Fly In A Spitfire experience is a thrilling CAA approved WW2 flight experience of a lifetime in a rare two-seater T9 Spitfire. A highly experienced Spitfire pilot will guide you through this unforgettable Spitfire flying experience. … Why not prepare for take off and take our interactive Spitfire Cockpit tour HERE.

What made the Spitfire so good?

The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. But early models were often cruelly exposed in head-to-head duels with the enemy.

How much is an airworthy Spitfire worth?

One of only two Mk. 1 Spitfires still able to fly today has sold for a record amount at Christie’s auctions. The gavel fell at £3,106,500 (US$4,784,010) on the painstakingly restored RAF Spitfire P9374, far exceeding pre-auction estimates of £2.5m.

How many rounds could a Spitfire carry?

A Spitfire MKI and II had eight (8) Browning . 303 machine guns, each with 300 rounds and a rate of fire, when sustained, at 1,150 rounds per minute. A total weight of 2,400 rounds was carried. Each gun delivered about 19 rounds per second, so 152 rounds per second total.

How much fuel does a Spitfire use per hour?

Back in the day when these aircraft were running at full boost and burning 150 octane fuel at up to full throttle they would get through around 90 gallons (409 litres!) per hour. At ‘cruising’ speed and greatly reduced boost a Spitfire nowadays will make-do with 40 gallons (181 litres) per hour of 100 octane fuel.

How long could a Spitfire shoot for?

Total weight of projectiles fired was 1.8 kg (4 lb) per second. Ammunition capacity was enough for 16 seconds continuous firing in the Spitfire, slightly more in the Hurricane.

Where are the Spitfires now?

No Spitfires are currently based in Greece, but Spitfire MJ755 (under restoration in the UK) will be based in Greece once the restoration is completed.

When did the last Spitfire go out of service?

When production ceased in 1947, 20,334 Spitfires of all versions had been produced, 2,053 of them Griffon-powered versions. Fighter versions of the Spitfire were dropped from RAF service during the early 1950s, while photo-reconnaissance Spitfires continued in service until 1954.

Which plane shot down the most planes in ww2?

Ivan Kozhedub is both the top Soviet ace with 64 kills and the most successful Allied fighter pilot of World War II. However, Kozhudub’s first air battle could have been his last. His La-5 fighter suffered damage during a dogfight with a German Messerschmitt Bf-109.

Is Spitfire better than Mustang?

In most cases, the Spitfire had better performance as an all-purpose fighter. … However, the P51D was generally more specialized than the Spitfire. In it’s main role, the Mustang proved itself as a superb escort fighter in Allied bombing raids over Germany.

Where can I fly in a Spitfire?

The facilities at Headcorn Aerodrome, North Weald Airfield and Sywell Aerodrome are perfect for friends and family. There are ample viewing areas overlooking the operations area and runway meaning your guests can be truly involved in the Spitfire Flight experience.

How many Spitfires were built in ww2?

Supermarine SpitfireSpitfireProduced1938–1948Number built20,351Unit cost£12,604 (£774,905 in 2017) (Estonian order for 12 Spitfires in 1939)VariantsSupermarine Seafire Supermarine Spiteful10 more rows

How many seats does a Spitfire have?

1Supermarine Spitfire/Number of seats

How much was a Spitfire in 1940?

In May 1940, Spitfire funds took off. The aircraft were priced at an entirely theoretical £5,000. Within weeks funds were set up by councils, businesses, voluntary organisations and individuals. Fired by the sight of German planes overhead during the Battle of Britain, more than 1,400 appeals were set up.

How many Spitfire pilots are still alive?

The three surviving members of the Few are Flt Lt William Clark, 100, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, 101, and Flying Officer John Hemingway, 100.

How long could a Spitfire stay in the air?

Re: How long can a spitfire fly for? I believe they have an internal fuel capacity of about 90 gallons-I was told by someone who flew them that they would use about 1 gallon/minute ‘just flying around’ so a max of about 90 min then. Of course, in combat fuel consumption would likely be higher, so less than that.