Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII
The Spitfire on display at Avalon in 2015 is one of two flying Spitfire's in Australia. The beautiful lines of this incredible aircraft, along with the unique and awesome sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine ensure an amazing display whenever she flies. The Spitfire Mk VIII is an all-metal, semi-monocoque construction with a canti-levered wing, fabric covered elevators and rudder and retractable landing gear. This aircraft was the last Spitfire acquired by the RAAF. It was built by Supermarine in England in 1944, test flown and then shipped to Australia. The Air Force took delivery of the aircraft in April 1945 with World War II drawing to a close, the aircraft was not required on active service and was placed into storage.
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