Building the Supermarine Spitfire

Fuel System

Fuel is carried in a main tank forward of the cockpit and holds 110 litres of useable Avgas 100. Each wing tank holds 85 litres of useable Avgas 100.

Wing Tank Fuel is transferred to the Main Tank during flight using electric transfer pumps.

Endurance will be approximately 7 hours including reserves.

Centre Fuel Tank (115 litres)

Side view.

Trial fit of Centre Fuel Tank.

Perfect fit.

Left Wing Fuel Tank. (80 litres) Ribs, Baffles and Stiffeners.

Fuel Cap and Fuel Return Flute fitted to Main Tank

Twin Bosch Electric Fuel Pumps will supply Fuel from Main Tank to Engine.

Trial fit of Main Fuel Tank Cowling

Trial fit of Main Fuel Tank Cap Access Panel Components.

Main Fuel Tank Cap Access Panel finished