Spitfire LA198 Technical Information
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F Mk21 LA198. Fuselage serial number from Frame 5 plate:
Cockpit data plate on right hand side of cockpit between frames 10 and 11 gives serial SMAF 4338.
Engine fitted comprised of a stripped Rolls Royce Griffon 61 crankcase (Serial No. 16704) including crankshaft with cylinder banks and heads. No internal components to engine.
The aircraft had the following specifications:
36 feet 11inches
32 feet 8inches
Normal Maximum Take-off
Maximum Speed (at 19,000 feet)
450 miles per hour
Maximum Dive Speed
520 miles per hour
Service Ceiling Range
Maximum Range with 70 gallon drop tank