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Supermarine Spitfire

Spitfire Mk V...illustration by Lance Russwurm

Spitfire MKV...Illustration by Lance Russwurm   Labusch Skywear 1988

    The Supermarine Spitfire is surely one of the all-time great aircraft. Its brilliant design allowed it to be improved beyond all recognition during its service life. It remained a viable front line fighter from its inception in the mid thirties until well after World War 2. It was a thoroughbred...beautiful to look at, a joy to fly,  and a deadly adversary. It performed numerous roles.....fighter/interceptor,  photo reconnaissance, fighter/bomber, and shipboard fighter being merely some of them. 

    It is almost deified in Britain (along with "The Few" who flew it) for its part in saving that country during her darkest hours of the Battle of Britain (An honour which must be shared with the Hawker Hurricane, to be sure,  and the British possession of a radar early-warning system).

    Today they are always among the most popular warbird attractions at shows and, half a century after production ceased, the numbers of flyable examples is actually increasing. This is due to the restoration of airframes previously considered to be derelicts - gate guardians at airfields etc.

- Lance Russwurm

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