Supermarine's last piston-engined fighter, looking much like a Spitfire but completely redesigned, with a straight-tapered laminar-flow wing, a wide-track undercarriage, and better visibility. But it lacked the praised handling characterics of the Spitfire, and had some undesirable ones. Performance was not sufficiently improved to start production, especially with jet fighters already in production.
|General characteristics Spiteful Mk.14|
|Power plant||One Rolls-Royce Griffon 69 engine|
|Wingspan||35 ft||10.67 m|
|Length||32.9 ft||10.03 m|
|Height||13.4 ft||4.08 m|
|Wingarea||210 sq ft||19.51sq m|
|Weight||empty||7,350 lb||3,334 kg|
|max.||9,950 lb||4,513 kg|
|Speed||483 mph||777 km/h|
|Ceiling||42,000 ft||12,800 m|
|Range||564 mi||908 km|
|Armament||4x 20mm cannon|
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