A clipped wing spitfire out on an early morning speed and maneuverability test run - Starting with the Mk V some Spitfires had their rounded wingtips replaced by shorter, squared-off fairings to improve low-altitude performance and enhance the roll rate. These are sometimes referred to as "L.F" versions, e.g. L.F. Mk. VB: this designation referred to the low-altitude versions of the Rolls-Royce Merlin with the "cropped" supercharger impellers (known as Merlin 45M, 50M or 55M).
October 26th, 2013
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