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Spitfire Mk. XVIe

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Sorry Nev, the Mk XVI ( Mk 16 ) Spit was a Merlin, albeit a Packard Merlin made by the Yanks.


Spit marks are confusing & often misleading as the Mk XIV ( 14 ) was Griffon powered, you would think that the 16 would have been later and hence also be Griffon powered, but that was not the case. 086_gaah.gif.afc514336d60d84c9b8d73d18c3ca02d.gif


I believe that the Packard Merlins had a different intercooler and some other differences that meant that Packard powered Spits did have a slightly different shaped cowl to the Rolls-Royce Merlin Spits.



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