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How much is an original Spitfire worth?

How much is an original Spitfire worth?

An American Mustang – lauded as the US’s answer to the Spitfire – sold for $3.5m in 2019, is today valued at $4.5m, while a British Hawker Fury which cost £1m in 2016 is now a £2m aircraft.

What is the most famous Spitfire?

Spitfire Mk. IX MH434 was completed at the Vickers Castle Bromwich assembly plant during the summer of 1943. The aircraft was first flown during August of 1943 by chief Supermarine test pilot Alex Henshaw. MH434 went into action later that same month with RAF 222 Squadron based at RAF Hornchurch.

How much does a replica Spitfire cost?

80% or 90% scale replica Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire. Experimental weight category. Pricing: Mk26B (90% scale) – US$165,000 kit only.

Where are the Spitfires kept in the UK?

In 1947 it was transferred to the Royal Hellenic Air Force and later retired to The Hellenic Air Force Museum. In 2018, the aircraft went to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in the UK to be restored to fly. The Spitfire made its first flight after restoration on 19 January 2020.

How long can a Spitfire fly on a full tank of fuel?

The Supermarine Spitfire was designed as a short-range interceptor and despite numerous upgrades and modifications throughout the course of its service career it could never fly more than 434 miles using its internal tanks.

Can I buy a replica Spitfire?

Our Spitfires are sold and flying all over the world. There are Supermarine Spitfire reproduction kits currently flying in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and Canada.

Where can I see a real Spitfire?

5 Aviation Museums in Southern England where you can see a…

  • Solent Sky Museum, Southampton, Hampshire.
  • Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston, Kent.
  • Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Chichester, West Sussex.
  • Royal Air Force Museum, North London.
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

What was the best Spitfire?

The Spitfire Mk. XIV was faster than any other piston engine aircraft bar the Ta 152, its manoeuvrability was outstanding, it could perform exceptionally at any altitude and its rate of climb was stupendous. Its short range made it unsuitable for escort missions but in a straight fight it was simply very hard to beat.

How much did a Spitfire cost in 1940?

Back when production of the Spitfire was underway it cost an average of £12,604 for each aircraft. Today that would equate to just under £800,000 for each Spitfire produced. This is more expensive than the RAF’s other high-performance fighter – the Hurricane.

Can you buy a flying Spitfire?

The Goodwood Revival has all kinds of bijoux to buy, and trinkets to take home as lasting memories of motorsport’s most evocative event.

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