Talk:Supermarine Spitfire

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October 11, 2017Peer reviewReviewed
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List of Most Produced Aircraft needs citations[edit]

Howdy all Wikipedians! This aircraft appears on the list of most-produced aircraft but there is no citation for the production figure cited in that article. I respectfully ask your help in adding a citation, along with any necessary explanatory notes about the production figure (e.g. whether it includes licensed production and significant minor variants, and if so, which ones; take note that the listed production figure includes the Seafire). Thanks in advance! Carguychris (talk) 14:07, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

List of 'su' Aircraft?[edit]

I noticed that the list of aircraft starting with the letters 'su' does not contain this aircraft by name. Maybe it is under a type #, but I could not find it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mulstev (talkcontribs) 22:11, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

@Mulstev: If you mean List of aircraft (Su), it's there between Sparrow and Spiteful. - BilCat (talk) 22:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
I've moved it after Spiteful, as E comes before F. Perhaps that's why you missed if before, as it was in the wrong place alphabetically - BilCat (talk) 22:31, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Featured picture candidates[edit]

Hello, can someone help us identify the aircraft type of this image and specify the date of the poster? - Thank you for your help. --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 07:53, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Are we really sure it is the work of the UK Government looks more like the stuff that was produced for boys comics and such like. MilborneOne (talk) 15:44, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
no, but that's what the National Archives catalog says. The posters, some in foreign languages, were produced by foreign information offices and war relief associations in the United States for release in this country - Most of the caption cards only cover British and Canadian posters. --S. DÉNIEL (talk) 16:51, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
It appears to be a Spitfire V and from the type of national markings the poster is probably from around 1941-42 as these markings were introduced just prior to the Battle of Britain and the aircraft is cannon-armed but is still wearing the dark earth/dark green camouflage carried by the Mk Ia which was later superseded by the green/grey worn by most Mk V's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:15, 16 June 2019 (UTC)


Could we perhaps get a comprehensive list of all Spitfire variants on this page? I assumed there would be one, but I don't see it here. And I didn't find much better at "early variants". I went there to see whether there is such a thing as a Spitfire Mk IV, and all I can find by reading through the text is that it mentions the II and V, with a mystery mention of a III that was never built. I'm going to assume that this means the IV doesn't exist, but a lisxt would make this much clearer. I also noticed that that entire page is full of references to the "Mk Vb (trop", etc, which as far as I know is not a real designation. Pretty sure that's just what the GERMANS called their desert variants. If the RAF even had a special designator for aircraaft, it wasn't "trop". I think they just gave them a "t" suffix. Right now anyone who reads that page is going to come away thinking that the MkVb (trop) is a real thing. (talk) 07:35, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

The list was far to long for this article so was split into Merlin and Griffon variant pages - The IV is on the Griffon page. MilborneOne (talk) 07:55, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Dont think the (trop) is official but it is used by the Spitfire Society at to indicate the Type 352 with air filters so has probably creeped into general usage. MilborneOne (talk) 08:07, 26 August 2019 (UTC)