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Supermarine Seafire F17 (SX137)

Supermarine Seafire F17 (SX137)

Built at Yeovil by Westland Aircraft

25/09/1945 - from Yeovil to RNAS Culham
28/01/1946 - to RNAS Henstridge
05/04/1946 - RNARY Fleetlands
17/06/1947 - to Westland Aircraft at Yeovilton
26/08/1947 - to RNAS Gosport
27/02/1948 - RNARY Fleetlands
21/04/1948 - RNAS Anthorn
21/02/1950 - RNAS Stretton
17/03/1950 - into G13 storage at RNAS Stretton
11/05/1951 - removed from storage
18/06/1951 - to 1831 NAS at RNAS Stretton
06/11/1951 - 759 NAS at RNAS Culdrose as call sign '168'
12/05/1953 - to RNAS Stretton
30/06/1953 - to RNARY Fleetlands for overhaul
18/05/1954 - back to RNAS Stretton
09/07/1954 - to RNAS Yeovilton; 06/05/1955 - Written off Charge
1957 - restored
1961 - noted at RNAS Yeovilton
06/1962 - loaned to RAF for Royal Tournament and painted with Hurricane serial 'W9132' and name 'Suzy'
To RAF Bicester for refurbishment
1968 - noted back at FAAM
03/03/1976 - to A&AEE Boscombe Down by road
09/03/1976 - back at FAAM
17/05/1994 - lent to RNAS Lee on Solent for D Day Anniversary

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat fighter, fighter bomber and reconnaissance aircraft

Manufacturers - Vickers Supermarine, Cunliffe-Owen and Westland Aircraft Ltd

Power Plant - One 1,850hp Rolls Royce Griffon VI

Wingspan - 36ft 10ins

Length - 33ft 7ins

Height - 12ft 9ins

Weight - 8,010lbs loaded

Max Speed - 387mph at 13,500ft

Duration - 440 miles with auxiliary tanks

Armament - Two 20mm guns and four 0.303 guns plus eight 60lb rocket projectiles below the wings

 


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