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Spitfire XIV armament and engine boost introduction dates

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On 7/25/2020 at 9:31 PM, NZTyphoon said:

This is from 130 Sqn's Record of Operations book, October 1944: this was the first month that the unit was re-equipped with .50 armed Spitfire XIVs.

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Yes, I think what happened is that all the XIV units that were sent to Second Tactical Air Force on the Continent were refitted with .50 cal MGs just prior to or after their arrival on the mainland. Prior to that, most units still based out of England kept their .303s, with the exception being units like 322 and 402 squadrons.

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