The Supermarine Spitfire entered service in WW2 and become one of the best known and iconic aircraft of the time. In total there were 24 Marks of Spitfire produced, and many 'sub variants' within those versions. It was used by almost every Allied Air Force, and continued in service well after the war with countries such as Burma, Denmark, Egypt, and Israel.
Various wing types were introduced from the Mark 5 onwards including a 'universal' C wing which could have different gun fittings.
The 'A' Wing had 8 x 7.7mm machine guns.
The 'B' Wing had 4 x 7.7mm machine guns and 2 x 20mm cannon.
The 'C' Wing had 4 x 7.7mm machine guns and 2 x 20mm cannon or 4 x 20mm cannon.
The 'E' Wing had 2 x 12.7mm machine guns and 2 x 20mm cannon.
There were also 'LF' and 'HF' wings on some Marks which were specialised Low Altitude (clipped) or High Altitude (extended) wings.
The Spitfire Mark I had a 1,030 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and could reach 350 mph.
The Spitfire F Mark 22 had a 2,035 hp Rolls-Royce Griffon engine and could reach 450 mph.
This example is a Mark VIII of 457 Squadron RAAF, circa 1944.