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Spit Mk IX at Boca?

11 April 2018

 

Replica Spitfire Mk IX(?) at the Boca Raton Airport—image courtesy of Steve Moore

Steve Moore caught site of an interesting aircraft project at the airport in Boca Raton FL. Relying on Ross Sharp we note the radiator is under the port wing (Mk IX or later) and the rounded vertical stabilizer (Mk V modified to Mk IX)—so it appears that the plans for the aircraft, if it is a replica, are those of an early Mk IX—or another mark. A beautiful aircraft at a local airport—how nice. Thanks to Steve for the news and the images of this intriguing project.

Replica Spitfire Mk IX(?) at the Boca Raton Airport—image courtesy of Steve Moore

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    11 April 2018 22:42

    Actually, there seems to only be one radiator – and that is under the port wing. In case of a Mk IX Spitfire there should be two – one under each wing. The Mk V and earlier Spits had one radiator, but that was under the starboard wing! This aircraft is a puzzle, as the replica ‘Mk 26’ kits have two small radiator enclosures – not one. I look forward to learning more!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      14 April 2018 17:37

      Yes, the enigmatic Spitfire of Boca Raton 🙂

  2. Guy permalink
    30 December 2018 01:20

    This is a Jurca replica. I built the canopy and windscreen from original Supermarine drawings. Also the door. I would like to see it fly.

  3. Guy permalink
    30 December 2018 01:22

    Actually, I am confusing this aircraft a bit. It is a SAC Spitfire not a Jurca.

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