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Port view of the voltage regulator. The black container at the lower edge of the photo is the oxygen tank.

Port view of the voltage regulator. The black container at the lower edge of the photo is the oxygen tank.

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

Another view of the closed and latched door, revealing details of the locking mechanism.

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

This is the early style rear view mirror which was a usual view with Mk. V airframes. This mirror could also be seen on many Mk. IXs before the improved and more aerodynamic rounded type became the production standard for this mark.

Davis Monthan Airforce Base,  Tucson; boneyard

The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), often called The Boneyard, is a United States Air Force aircraft and missile storage and maintenance facility in Tucson, Arizona, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

The very bottom of the cockpit underneath the pilot’s seat. This is the inner mount of the orange-coloured navigational light positioned at the lower centreline of the fuselage between the radiator and the oil cooler.

Painstaking work: The Spitfire has a fully rebuilt Rolls-Royce Merlin engine

End of an aviation era: Rebuilt Spitfire takes to the skies from historic Filton aerodrome as BAE calls time on home of Concorde

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