Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI - VH-XVI

Joe Hupp

DUBBO, Australia

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VH-XVI is one of two Spitfires preserved still in airworthy condition – owned by the Temora Aviation Museum in Temora, NSW, Australia!

The other, a Spitfire Mk VIII, VH-HET, was in the engineering hangar undergoing it’s annual inspection and an engine change.

1053 Mk XVI’s were built as a low-level interceptor version of the Mk IX fitted with a Packard Merlin 266 V12 engine rated at 1580hp. Some Mk XVI’s had clipped wings and many had teardrop canopies.

Taken using a Olympus E-620 DSLR using the kit 14-42mm standard lens

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