The Spitfires of Duxford

The Imperial War Museum Duxford in the UK has an incredible aviation collection with many rare and interesting displays. Something that really stood out for me whilst visiting the museum on June 13th, 2012 was that I have never seen so many Supermarine Spitfires (static and flying versions) in one location, as at Duxford!

There are about 15 Spitfires on display (at least 10 are flying examples) within the museum or in various hangars around the airfield (Duxford was the original World War Two base for Spitfires). These include a Mk.I (oldest flying variant of the Spitfire), a Mk.IA, Mk.Vb (2 examples), Mk.IXb, Mk.IXc, Mk.IXe (2 examples), a rare 2 seat trainer T.Mk.IX, PR.Mk.XI (photo recon variant), Mk.XIV, Mk.XIVeFR.XIV, Mk.XVI and a F.24 which was the final version of the Spitfire.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Duxford IWM
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb IWM Duxford UK
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXb Duxford UK
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I’s
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I Duxford IWM UK
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA & Mk.I
Supermarine Spitfire T.Mk.IX Duxford IWM
Supermarine Spitfire T.Mk.IX
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Duxford IWM
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Duxford IWM
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV
Supermarine Spitfire F.24 Duxford IWM
Supermarine Spitfire F.24

The Spitfire became an aviation legend during the Battle of Britain in 1940 and retains a special place in the UK and around the world. To see a Spitfire fly is an awesome experience.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc Flying Heritage Collectio
Flying Heritage Collection Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc (2011)

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