Total production of Spitfires and Seafires amounted to 22,789 and a breakdown of this figure into the various marks is given below.
For those that add up the individual numbers you will find that the total is 22,934 although it should be remembered that many variants were actually aircraft converted from previous marks.
In terms of armament there were four basic variations which are given below although again it is possible that conversions were made to individual aircraft - a notable example being the personal aircraft of Douglas Bader who did not trust the performance and reliability of the 20mm cannon and his aircraft was therefore fitted solely with machine guns.
Variant A - 8 x .303 inch machine guns
Variant B - 4 x .303 inch machine guns + 2 x 20mm cannon
Variant C - 4 x 20mm cannon + 500Ib bomb load
Variant E - 2 x .5 inch machine guns + 2 x 20mm cannon + 1000Ib bomb load
|Mark||Number Produced||Armament type|
|IB||} 1,566||Variant B|
|III||1||Experimental - not known|
|IV||1||Griffon Prototype - not known|
|IX||5,665||Variant B, C or E|
|X||16||Variant B, C or E|
|XI||471||Un-armed Photo Reconnaissance version|
|XIII||18||4 x .303 machine guns only|
|XIV||957||Variant C or E|
|XVI||1,054||Variant C or E|
|XIX||225||Un-armed Photo Reconnaissance version|
|XX||1||Prototype - not known|
|22||278||Variant C or E|
|24||54||Variant C - with rocket launchers|
|IIC||372||Variant B + Capacity for underwing bombs|
|III||1,220||Variant B (First folding wing)|
|XV||390||Variant B + 500lb bomb capacity|