Aeroplane Monthly 1980-01
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H.Robinson - The Ultimate Spitfires (1)
Spitfire F.21 LA328 of 600 Sqn up from Thorney Island in June 1946. The post war code RAG was used for the Reserve Command period until the squadron was transferred to Fighter Command.
Spitfire Mk 21 LA215 was used to resolve trimming problems. It is seen with the Central Fighter Establishment, West Raynham, during later tests with Griffon 85 and contra-props.
LA215 was a trials aircraft used for testing Rotol propellers, Spiteful tail unit and elevators.
Spitfire Mk 21 LA215 was used to resolve trimming problems.
Another view of Spitfire F.21 LA328 of 600 Sqn, Thomey Island, June 1946.
Spitfire F.21 LA195, coded RAV-E of 615 Sqn from Winstons Down, 1946.
Spitfire F.Mk 21 LA195/RAV-E of No 615 Squadron
Three Spitfire F.21s of 600 Sqn up from Thorney Island in June 1946.
The first production Spitfire F.21, LA187, seen in February 1944 with long-span high altitude wings.
SUPERMARINE TYPE 356: SPITFIRE Mk.21. FIRST PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT LA187: February 1944