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How much does a replica Spitfire cost?

How much does a replica Spitfire cost?

80% or 90% scale replica Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire. Experimental weight category. Pricing: Mk26B (90% scale) – US$165,000 kit only.

Are there replica Spitfires?

Arguably the most iconic classic british aicraft the Supermarine Spitfire is our most popular replica. With every detail painstakingly captured our replicas are perfect for Musuems, Gateguards, TV and Film productions or even just as a (very) large garden ornament.

How many replica Spitfires are there?

A replica of the famous British Supermarine Spitfire World War II fighter, it was originally produced to 75% scale.

Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire
First flight November 1994
Number built 100 (Dec 2011)

How much do Spitfires sell for?

An American Mustang – lauded as the US’s answer to the Spitfire – sold for $3.5m in 2019, is today valued at $4.5m, while a British Hawker Fury which cost £1m in 2016 is now a £2m aircraft. “I’d struggle to identify any aircraft of these type and standards which haven’t doubled in value,” says Grace.

Can you buy a flying Spitfire?

The latest initiative of the Goodwood-based sees the company open the world’s first Spitfire showroom, offering prospective buyers the opportunity to see the planes up close and personal in all their glorious patina.

How much is a ww2 Spitfire worth?

As mentioned above, the 100 point restoration of this Spitfire took 11 years to complete, and the aircraft is now listed for sale with an asking price of £3,500,000, which works out to approximately $4,710,000 USD.

Can you build a new Spitfire?

Historic Flying, based near Saffron Walden, is the first company to reconstruct old Spitfires, and sell them on the open market. The team of 12 engineers can build about one a year, and 60-70 per cent of the newly built aircraft will be from an original.

Can you buy a Spitfire?

Our Spitfires are sold and flying all over the world. There are Supermarine Spitfire reproduction kits currently flying in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and Canada.

How many Spitfire are left?

Fast-forward to present times and how many are left in the world today? Around 240 are known to exist. Of these, around 60 are airworthy. 70-odd are used for static display and around 110 across the world are either held in storage or are being actively restored.

Can I sit in a Spitfire?

Sitting in the cockpit of a Spitfire is a once in a lifetime experience, so make sure you’re prepped for the day. Please take note of our access restrictions before purchasing your tickets: You must be physically fit to climb a small number of steps and lift your legs and full body weight into the cockpit.

How long could a Spitfire glide without fuel?

About the Gliding Scene – Spitfire planes could glide for 15 miles.

How much would a Spitfire cost to build today?

Back when production of the Spitfire was underway it cost an average of £12,604 for each aircraft. Today that would equate to just under £800,000 for each Spitfire produced.

Can you purchase a Spitfire?

The Goodwood Revival has all kinds of bijoux to buy, and trinkets to take home as lasting memories of motorsport’s most evocative event. Hats, books, jerry cans and Spitfires are all on offer, and the crowds are flocking to find the best #ReviveandThrive bargains.

How long can a Spitfire fly on a full tank of fuel?

The Supermarine Spitfire was designed as a short-range interceptor and despite numerous upgrades and modifications throughout the course of its service career it could never fly more than 434 miles using its internal tanks.

What license do I need to fly a Spitfire?

We use a number of highly experienced pilots to fly our passengers. All our pilots hold a commercial flying licence and a valid medical certificate.

Is it hard to fly a Spitfire?

“It is a plane of great sensitivity and its handling is second to none. It’s extremely comfortable and very responsive. I can see why it’s regarded as something apart from the rest.” Battle of Britain veteran Michael Wainwright, 91, flew Spitfires when it really mattered.

Can you pay to fly in a Spitfire?

the answer is that you can at The Academy is the world’s authority on Spitfire flying. We offer Spitfire experience flights to non-pilots and Spitfire training to pilots. All of our two seat Spitfire flights are incredible experiences whether you are a pilot or not.

Where can I see a real Spitfire?

5 Aviation Museums in Southern England where you can see a…

  • Solent Sky Museum, Southampton, Hampshire.
  • Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston, Kent.
  • Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Chichester, West Sussex.
  • Royal Air Force Museum, North London.
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

How fast was a Spitfire mph?

369 mphSupermarine Spitfire / Top speed

Did a pilot run out of fuel at Dunkirk?

Tom Hardy’s Performance In ‘Dunkirk’ Is A Reminder Why He’s The Finest Actor In The World Today. There are going to be some Dunkirk spoilers, so go and watch it and then come back. There’s a scene towards the end of Dunkirk when Farrier, the Spitfire pilot played so perfectly by Tom Hardy, runs out of fuel.

How many miles per gallon does a Spitfire do?

Spitfire vs Mustang

P-51C Spitfire IX (%age of P-51C value)
Air miles per gallon 4.44 6.05 – 5.11 (84%)
External fuel Imp gal 180 (2 x 90 under wing drop tanks) 90 (1×90 under fuselage slipper drop tank) (50%)
Total fuel Imp gal 404 175 (43%)
Range on total fuel 2,440 miles at 249 mph 980 miles (40%) at 220 mph (88%)

What was the fastest WWII plane?

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet – (702 mph)
The fastest plane to see action during WW2, the Me 163 was powered by rockets and was lightyears ahead of its time.

How far can a Spitfire glide without fuel?

How many soldiers were left behind at Dunkirk?

Although not a single British soldier was left on the Dunkirk beaches, some 70,000 troops were left behind in France, either dead, wounded, prisoner or still stuck further south. The British also left behind 76,000 tons of ammunition, 400,000 tons of supplies and 2,500 guns.

How long can a Spitfire shoot for?

Ammunition capacity was enough for 16 seconds continuous firing in the Spitfire, slightly more in the Hurricane. The Messerschmitt’s armament was mixed, and had been going through various changes.