October 2017: Supermarine Spitfire Mk VI – 11 photos

Each photograph is offered at a 300dpi res/13x8cm size making them available for a very good quality digital print, but also for Iphone/IPad, smartphone or computer screen (but should convert the image into a jpeg format for doing so)


Many of those photos can be found in the publication SQUADRONS! No. 1: The Spitfire Mk. VI – 978-2918590-38-5

pdf, Epub and Kindle versions are available in this site: 978-2918590-25-5


Spitfire VI – photo 01: Side view of Spitfire VI AB200 early in 1942. AB200 was the first production Mk.VI. It was used for various tests the next 18 months.

Spitfire VI – photo 02: Spitfire Mk VI AB200 taken from another angle

Spitfire VI – photo 03: Spitfire VI AB534 was delivered in March 1942 and would serve with No. 616 Sqn in May 1942. It was lost during the cover of Operation ‘Jubilee’ in August 1942.

Spitfire VI – photo 04: Spitfire Mk VI BR289 was first used by the AFDU and later with No. 616 Sqn from October 1942 onwards.

Spitfire VI – photo 05: Two views of Spitfire VI X4942 (with photo 06 below), the second Spitfire modified as an Mk.VI, which is seen as the first true prototype.

Spitfire VI – photo 06: See above.

Spitfire VI – photo 07:  Spitfire VI BR579/ON-H seen from an interesting angle. Note the large cabin air intake, part of the pressure system uner the pipes. It is another way to identify a Mk.VI, like the four-blade propeller. Worth noting, just before the cockpit, the name ‘Boroda’ from the surname of the Squadron has been partially over painted.

Spitfire VI – photo 08:  Spitfire Mk VI  BR579/ON-H  of No. 124 Squadron.

Spitfire VI – photo 09: Spitfire Mk VI  BR579/ON-H  of No. 124 Squadron taken from the front.

Spitfire VI – photo 10: Spitfire Mk VI BS124 while in service with the High Altitude Flight at Aboukir fitted with the large Vokes dust-proof filter.


Spitfire VI – photo 11: Another view of Spitfire Mk VI BS124 in Egypt.