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Spitfire Mk V

This Spitfire Mk Vb does not have the clipped wings of the LFVb and it has a Rolls Royce Merlin 45 engine. Apparently the LFVb has a Rolls Royce Merlin 45M. It can be very difficult identifying which aircraft is which.

This Spitfire Mk Vb has just two cannon protruding from the wing leading edge, which helps differentiate it from a MkVc which would have had two further stub cannon barrels protruding just outboard of the two larger ones, as in the Vc sillhouetes above.

Just to compound the provenance prefectionists even more, the aircraft currently flies in the markings of 317 Polish Squadron RAF, but the camouflage scheme predates the Squadron and so is not absolutely historically correct.

Tell you what, just lie back on the warm grass, close your eyes and listen. Hear that sound? That is a Spitfire; whatever the name, how sweet it sounds.