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Supermarine Spitfire (AKA-Spit/Spitfire/England's loyal fury).
Category. Statistic.
First flight. 5 March 1936.
Retired on. Wikipedia said Ireland was the last in 1961. By what I can gather, they served with S. Africa, NZ, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia well in to the late 1950s. A tribute program on the Discovery Channel and a UK historical web page claimed a Dutch trainer retired in the "early 1960s", and a Egyptian photo-reconnaissance retired in 1961 and a Belgian target tug retired in 1965. I Also remember seeing some scratchy old news real from Rhodesia on a BBC history show in the late 1990s and I was sure I saw one in the skies over Rhodesia. The footage was from the late 1960s! A few civil owned warbirds remain.
Major contractor(s).  Supermarine.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. No
Flight ceiling . 36,500 ft (11,125 m).
Top speed. 370 mph, (322 kn, 595 km/h).
VTOL. No.
Range. 991 nmi (1,135 mi, 1,827 km).
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). British
Class. Fighter/light ground attack/photo-reconnaissance aircraft.
Rate of climb. 2,600 ft/min (13.2 m/s).
Links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire.
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Spitfire LF Mk IX, MH434 being flown by Ray Hannain 2005. This aircraft shot down a FW 190 in 1943 while serving with 222 Squadron. A Spitfire LF Mk IX, MH434 being flown by Ray Hanna in 2005. This aircraft shot down a FW 190 in 1943 while serving with 222 Squadron RAF.

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