053 spitfire mk5c
A single-seater, single-engined all-metal monoplane fighter, this variant was a Spitfire Mk.V with a new type C «universal» wing and new armament. The Mk.VC could be fitted with four 20mm British-Hispano Mk.II cannons, or it could carry two 20mm Hispano cannons and four 7.7mm Colt-Browning Mk.II machine guns.

Mk.VC Spitfires fought in all theaters in which the RAF was active from 1941 to 1944. The fighter's finest hour was the Battle of Malta.
In the summer of 1942, the Spitfire Mk.V was outdated and began to suffer losses from the planes of the Luftwaffe.

A total of about 6,500 Spitfire Mk.V fighters were produced, of which 2,467 were Mk.VCs.&nbsp

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