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Aerial battles against the German Luftwaffe were no walk in the park. German pilots were already seasoned veterans before the start of WWII, gaining experience in the Spanish Civil War. The RAF was fighting the ultimate uphill battle against the Germans, but with the Supermarine Spitfire they prevailed.
Arguably the best fighter plane of WWII, the Spitfire was so reliable that it became the most produced Allied aircraft with units topping over 20,000. It was incredibly agile and fast, thanks to its elliptical wing design which allowed it to outpace many WWII-era fighters. Multiple Browning Mk II machine guns made easy prey of German Bf 109 fighters and bombers as they made their raids on London.
“The greatest compliment paid to this aircraft was probably made at the height of the Battle of Britain by a German ace, who in a moment of anger and frustration, turned to his Commander in Chief and demanded a squadron of Spitfires!”
In this film we see the Royal Air Force scramble into action against the Luftwaffe despite being outnumbered 10-to-1. This is a testament to the sheer power of the Supermarine Spitfire, the true hero of the Battle of Britain.