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  •  Those were 'L.F.' versions of the Spitfire, with . (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, BusyinCA

    ....reduced wingtips (which increased roll rate). From the mid-War point on, the Spitfire could be produced in three versions, L.F., F., and H.F. depending on role. L.F. had 'clipped' wingtips, F. the 'normal' wing, and H.F. had extended wings. There each received the appropriately-rated Merlin, for low, medium or high-altitude work.

    The 'red/blue' roundels you saw were 'Type B', used on the upper surfaces of wings until about 1947. 'Type C.1' roundels which had a thin white ring, and a thin, outer yellow ring where in use on fuselage sides from 1942.

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 04:10:47 AM PDT

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