The L.O.O.T.M. Archive

Lust Object of the Month

April 2011

Okay, so I may not think the 1900 is so beautiful . . . .

How about this? The legendary, immortal Supermarine Spitfire has always struck me as one of the most beautiful shapes to ever fly. Years ago I went through a "purist" stage and thought the early Marks were the prettiest.

Now, however, I look at this Mark, the XVIII, and see such a refined airframe. It bears the most resemblance to the Mark XVI, but replaced the XVI's Merlin with the RR Griffin of nearly 2,400 HP driving a 5-bladed propeller. Teardrop canopy, large rudder, rounded wingtips, and a trim fuselage all contribute to a truly classic, haunting form.

The (real) LOOTM for April!

The Supermarine Spitfire Mark XVIII.


Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII Fighter Plane

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Rudy Frasca´s vintage World War II Mark 18 Spitfire

This aircraft was owned by Rudy Frasca (the Frasca Simulator family).

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Gorgeous aeroplane!