Manufacturer       (Principal):                                                                               Supermarine Division of Vickers-Armstrongs in factories at, Southampton, Winchester, Swindon and Castle Bromwich.
                   (Subcontracted to):Variously sub-contracted.
Manufacturer DesignationType 361
Aircraft Mk.Mk. IXE
RAF Designation:Mk. IXE
Construction:All – metal monocoque
Wing Span:36ft 10ins.
Length:                                    31ft. 3½ins.
Height:                                    (3)12ft. 8in.
Engine:1,710 hp. Merlin 70
        Internal Tanks85 gallons
        Supplemental Tanks        (1)30, 45, 50 (cylindrical) or 90 gallon belly tanks could be carried.
Empty:                                    (3)5,090lbs.
Loaded:                                 7,320lbs.
Range:434miles on 85 gallons / 980miles on 175 gallons.
Bomb Load:250lb Bomb (2 Nr.) 1 Nr. under each wing / 500lb.bomb (1 Nr.) under centre line of aircraft’s belly.
Armament:20mm Hispano cannon (2 Nr.) 1in each wing.
 ·50 Browning M2 machine gun (2 Nr.) 1 in each wing
 Rocket projectiles
Speed: 27,500ft.
Cruising:                                 (4)324mph. at 20,000ft.
Service Ceiling Height:45,000ft..
Initial Rate of Climb:6.4mins. to 20,000
Bradwell Bay Service: 
Motto:Danger Is Our Opportunity.
Dates:15th July – 10th August 1945
Missions:                                 (2)Primarily, dive-bombing attacks on the mobile launch sites of the V2 rockets, mainly in the woodland area around The Hague in the Netherlands.
Colour Scheme.                    Standard RAF pattern: Dark green and Ocean grey upper surfaces. Medium Sea Grey lower surfaces.
Aircraft Nickname/s:             (1)Shrew – is what R. J. Mitchell wanted call it, he thought Spitfire to be a “dammed silly” name. 
Technical data: Aircraft of the RAF 1918 by Owen Thetford