Eagle Squadron Planes

Spitfire Mk IIA
Bull Dunn's Spitfire Mk IIA: 71 Squadron, August 1941

Dimensions: Span 36 ft. 10 in. length 29 ft. 11 in.; height 12 ft. 7 3/4 in.; wing area 242 sq. ft.
Weight: Normal loaded 6,172 lb.
Performance: 1175 hp Merlin XII engine; Maximum speed 370 m.p.h. Rate of Climb 3,025 ft. per. min. Service Ceiling 38,400 ft.
Armament: 8 0.303 in. Browning machine guns
Flown by: No. 71 Sqdn. 20 August 1941 to September 1941
No. 121 Sqdn. October 1941 to November 1941
No. 133 Sqdn. 28 October 1941 to 31 December 1941


Spitfire Mk VB
Chesley Peterson's Spitfire Mk VB: 71 Squadron, August 1942

Dimensions: Span 36 ft. 10 in. length 29 ft. 11 in.; height 12 ft. 7 3/4 in.; wing area 242 sq. ft.
Weight: Normal loaded 6,525 lb.
Performance: 1470 hp Merlin 45 engine; Maximum speed 371 m.p.h. at 20,100 ft. Rate of Climb 3,250 ft. per. min. Service Ceiling 38,000 ft.
Armament: "b" wing" 2 20mm cannon, 4 0.303 in. Browning machine guns
Flown by: No. 71 Sqdn. September 1941 to September 1942
No. 121 Sqdn. November 1941 to September 1942
No. 133 Sqdn. February 1942 to September 1942
More Eagle Squadron Spitfires: Jim Daley's


Hurricane Mk I

Dimensions: Span: 40 ft. 0 in, Length 31 ft. 4 in., Wing Area 258 sq. ft.
Weight: Empty 4,982 lbs., Loaded 6,447 lbs.
Performance: 1,030 hp Merlin III engine; Maximum speed 328 m.p.h. at 20,000 ft.
Armament: 8 0.303 in. Browning machine guns
Flown by: No. 71 Sqdn. 7 November 1940 to May 1941
No. 121 Sqdn. 17 May 1941 to July 1941

Hurricane Mk IIA

Dimensions:Span: 40 ft. 0 in, Length 31 ft. 11 in., Wing Area 258 sq. ft.
Weight: Loaded 7,100 lbs.
Performance: 1,280 hp Merlin XX engine; Maximum speed 342 m.p.h. at 22,000 ft.
Armament: 8 0.303 in. Browning machine guns
Flown by: No 71 May 1941 to August 1941

Hurricane Mk IIB

Dimensions: Span: 40 ft. 0 in, Length 31 ft. 11 in., Wing Area 258 sq. ft.
Weight: Loaded 7,100 lbs.
Performance: 1,280 hp Merlin XX engine; Maximum speed 342 m.p.h. at 22,000 ft.
Armament: 12 0.303 in. Browning machine guns, 2 500 lb bombs
Flown by: No. 121 Sqdn. 4 July 1941 to October 1941
No. 133 Sqdn. August 1941 to November 1941

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