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Spitfire Site

Rear view of the canopy in the closed position demonstrates, once again, an air-tight seal at the rear edge of the hood. Note the ...

ASC06677

Rear view of the canopy in the closed position demonstrates, once again, an air-tight seal at the rear edge of the hood. Note the extra fairing overlapping the fixed portion of the canopy.

The rear, fixed section of the canopy was also part of the pressurised section of the fuselage. It was redesigned for the purpose, extending lower towards the canopy rails than the corresponding glazing on a “standard” Spitfire.

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