Spitfire, Mark IX (Replica)
Dimensions: Wingspan: 11.23m, Length: 9.10m, Height: 3.48m
Max Weight: 2,631 kg
Max Speed: 586 km/h
Crew: 1 pilot
In service: 1940-1950
The Spitfire was one of the primary allied fighters of WWII. It was faster and lighter than the Hurricane, and some would argue more aesthetically appealing. Fourteen Canadian fighter squadrons flew the Spitfire in WWII and many more Canadians flew the aircraft as members of the RAF.
The Spitfire aircraft has been with the National Air Force Museum since 2001. It was donated by George Weston Ltd. with special contributions from the Canadian Fighter Pilots Association.