Jurca Spit

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MJ-10 Spitfire
Role Replica warbird
National origin France
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Marcel Jurca
First flight 1982

The Jurca MJ-10 Spitfire is a sport aircraft designed by Hailey in France as a replica of the Supermarine Spitfire and marketed for homebuilding. Plans for two versions were produced, the MJ-10, at 3/4 scale, and the MJ-100, at full-scale. Construction throughout is of wood, and the builder may choose to complete the aircraft with either a single seat or two seats in tandem. The version represented is the Mk.IX Spitfire, but allowances are made to allow the builder to portray other versions, in particular the Mk.Vc and the Mk.XIV. Additionally, the MJ-100 version may be built with a fuselage structure of welded steel tube if desired. Plans for both versions were marketed by Falconar and later Jurca Plans West.[1][2]

As of July 2017 two MJ-100s are known to have flown, one each in France (originally with a Hispano-Suiza but later refitted with an Allison V-1710)[3] and the USA (with a V-1710)[4], with several others under construction around the world.

Variants[edit]

  • MJ-10 - 3/4 scale version
    • MJ-100 - full-scale version

Specifications (typical MJ-10)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 7.13 m (23 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.40 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 12.6 m2 (136 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 658 kg (1,450 lb)
  • Gross weight: 907 kg (2,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × various aircraft or automotive piston engines, 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 8.4 m/s (1,650 ft/min)

Armament

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 547.
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987-88. London: Jane's Publishing Company. p. 577.

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