Spitfires Around The World

The Spitfire Legend

The Supermarine Spitfire is a legendary British fighter aircraft, designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor plane. It was used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries since the 1930s and during World War II.

It was the only British fighter plane produced continuously throughout the war.


The Spitfire is still popular among enthusiasts. 54 Spitfires remain airworthy, and there are 71 on static display in aviation museums over the world.

Many variants of the Spitfire were built, adding up to a total number of 20,351.

British pilots span globe in World War Two Spitfire in record-breaking flight

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Airworthy Spitfires

Number of airworthy Spitfires around the world

Australia: 2
Canada: 2
France: 1
Germany: 2
Israel: 1

Netherlands: 1
New Zealand: 3
Sweden: 1
UK: 30
USA: 12

Airworthy Spitfires in the UK

  • Spitfire F Mk.Ia N3200
  • Spitfire F Mk.Ia P9374
  • Spitfire F Mk.Ia AR213
  • Spitfire F Mk.IIa P7350
  • Spitfire LF Mk.Vb AB910
  • Spitfire LF Mk.Vc AR501
  • Spitfire F Mk.Vc EE602
  • Spitfire Mk.VIII MT818
  • Spitfire LF Mk.IXb MH434
  • Spitfire Tr.9 MJ627
  • Spitfire LF Mk.IXe MK356
  • Spitfire Tr.9 ML407
  • Spitfire Tr.9 PT462
  • Spitfire Tr.9 PV202
  • Spitfire HF Mk.IXe RR232
  • Spitfire Tr.9 SM520
  • Spitfire HF Mk.IXe TA805
  • Spitfire PR Mk.XI PL965
  • Spitfire PR Mk.XI PL983
  • Spitfire LF Mk.XVIe TB885
  • Spitfire LF Mk.XVIe TE184
  • Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe SM845
  • Spitfire PR Mk.XIX PM631

Airworthy Spitfires in Action

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Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe SM845 (civil registration G-BUOS)[1] at the RAF Leuchars Airshow in 2008
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Spitfire PL965 (G-MKXI) at Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England
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Spitfire T9 in 2005, civil registered as G-CCCA, painted in the markings of the Irish Air Corps
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MH434 in the markings of 222 Squadron, Duxford
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An ex 485(NZ) Squadron Spitfire LF Mk IX which operated over the beach-head on D-Day
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A wartime veteran which today flies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in the UK
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Spitfire Mk IIa P7350 of the BBMF is the only existing airworthy Spitfire that fought in the Battle of Britain
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Spitfire PR.Mk.XIX at an air show in 2008: The black and white invasion stripes are visible
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