MORE AND MORE SPITFIRE TWO-SEATERS ARE EMERGING FROM WORKSHOPS. DANIEL FORD EXAMINES THE ORIGINAL TRAINER VERSIONS
It was not until 1941 that thought was given to a conversion trainer version of the Supermarine Spitfire. By that stage in the war, the advanced flying syllabus was such that a dedicated two-seater was not necessary and indeed could be regarded as a luxury. Supermarine chief designer Joseph Smith had so many demands on his time that it was not long before the file was moved to the bottom of the pile.