Isaacs Spitfire

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Role Replica warbird
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer John O. Isaacs
First flight 5 May 1975

The Isaacs Spitfire is a single seat homebuilt sporting aircraft design created by John O. Isaacs, a former Supermarine employee and retired schoolmaster and designer of the Isaacs Fury, as a 6/10th scale replica of a Supermarine Spitfire. Its first flight was on 5 May 1975.

As per the original Spitfire, the Isaacs Spitfire was a cantilever low-wing monoplane of semi-elliptical planform. The twin spar wing was built in one piece, mainly of spruce with birch plywood skin. The fuselage was of identical construction. The landing gear was non-retractable and included a tailwheel.

Plans are available for sale to home constructors.


Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1988-89 [1]

General characteristics


See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ J.W.R Taylor, 1988, p.544.
  • Taylor, John W R (1988). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1988-89. Coulsdon, Surrey, UK: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 535.