Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine.

Made:
1940 in England
Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine. (aircraft; aeroplanes; engines; military aircraft; fighters; bombers; radioactivity; machine guns; fire-arms) Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine. (aircraft; aeroplanes; engines; military aircraft; fighters; bombers; radioactivity; machine guns; fire-arms) Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine. (aircraft; aeroplanes; engines; military aircraft; fighters; bombers; radioactivity; machine guns; fire-arms) Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine. (aircraft; aeroplanes; engines; military aircraft; fighters; bombers; radioactivity; machine guns; fire-arms) Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine. (aircraft; aeroplanes; engines; military aircraft; fighters; bombers; radioactivity; machine guns; fire-arms) Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine. (aircraft; aeroplanes; engines; military aircraft; fighters; bombers; radioactivity; machine guns; fire-arms)

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Spitfire aircraft. No. P.9444. Complete with engine and guns.

Spitfire aircraft. P.9444. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Spitfire was integral to Britain's front-line air defence during World War II, and together with the Hawker Hurricane fighter played a key role in the Battle of Britain of 1940.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1954-659
type:
aircraft, aeroplanes, engines, military aircraft, fighters, bombers, radioactivity, machine guns and fire-arms
credit:
Air Ministry (Air Historical Branch)

Parts

Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number B 83307 B, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt1
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number B 156226 B, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt2
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number BY 40200 B, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt3
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number BY 10434 B, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt4
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number B 137.841 B, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt5
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number BS 127676 SD, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt6
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number BS 118430 SD, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt7
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun

Browning .303 Mark II Machine Gun from Spitfire aircraft, serial number B 132814 B, barrel length 610 mm / 24 in and calibre 7.924 mm / .303 in, by Vickers Armstrongs Limited, England. c. 1940

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 990 mm x 100 mm,
Materials:
steel (metal)
Object Number:
1954-659 Pt8
type:
registered firearm (section 5) and machine gun
Airframe for Spitfire aircraft. No. P.9444

Airframe for Spitfire aircraft. No. P.9444

Airframe for Spitfire aircraft. No. P.9444.

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt9
type:
aircraft
Merlin aircraft engine

Merlin aircraft engine

Merlin aircraft engine

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt10
type:
engines
Oxygen regulator gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oxygen regulator gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oxygen regulator gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt11
type:
radioactive material
Oxygen supply gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oxygen supply gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oxygen supply gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt12
type:
radioactive material
Airspeed indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Airspeed indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Airspeed indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt13
type:
radioactive material
Artificial horizon fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Artificial horizon fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Artificial horizon fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt14
type:
radioactive material
Climb/Descent indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Climb/Descent indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Climb/Descent indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt15
type:
radioactive material
Altimeter fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Altimeter fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Altimeter fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt16
type:
radioactive material and altimeter
Direction indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Direction indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Direction indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt17
type:
radioactive material
Tilt/Turn indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Tilt/Turn indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Tilt/Turn indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt18
type:
radioactive material
Engine revolution counter fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Engine revolution counter fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Engine revolution counter fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt19
type:
radioactive material
Boost pressure indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Boost pressure indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Boost pressure indicator fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt20
type:
radioactive material
Oil temperature gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oil temperature gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oil temperature gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt21
type:
radioactive material
Oil pressure gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oil pressure gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Oil pressure gauge fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt22
type:
radioactive material
Undercarriage operating lever fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Undercarriage operating lever fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Undercarriage operating lever fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt23
type:
radioactive material
Compass fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Compass fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Compass fitted in Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt24
type:
radioactive material
Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine.

Vickers-Supermarine Mk I Spitfire, c 1940, with separate Merlin engine.

Length of piping from Merlin Spitfire aircraft engine (see Pt10)

Object Number:
1954-659 Pt25
type:
components