Spitfire Mk.Vc Trop
with Aboukir type
2 dust filter
1. Rotol propeller
2. Lower engine cowling modified
3. Shortened wing tips for the low level operations (LF.Mk.Vb)
4. Aboukir type 2 (later design) dust filter
5. Large tropical oil cooler
The Spitfire Mk.Vb ER622 of No. 40 Squadron SAAF was manufactured at the
CBAF factory in September 1942. It served in North Africa sporting shortened
wingspan fitted with Aboukir-type wingtips and Aboukir-type tropical filter.
It was decommissioned from the RAF on 30 April, 1943, and was sold to Turkey
in February 1945. Note the gun heating pipe behind the rear exhaust pipe, typical for the late Spitfires Mk.Vb (phto: IWM via Wikimedia Commons).
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INFO Eduard - January 2022