16 Spitfires Flying Together To The Sound of Victory

16 Spitfires Flying Together To The Sound of Victory | World War Wings Videos

Supermarine Spitfire Paved The Way For A New Breed Of Aircraft

The Supermarine Spitfire had a straightforward design. Its elliptical wing was thinner than the standard measurements during its construction. It had a light alloy monocoque fuselage and is undeniably one of the finest warbirds ever made throughout the course of World War 2. It had several variations using different wing configurations.

  • Modern design with an all-metal construction
  • Expandable for greater armament
  • A total of more than 20,000 were manufactured
  • Designed by Reginald J. Mitchell

The initial design was for this warbird to play the role of a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft. As compared to the Hawker Hurricane, the Spitfire had a lower attrition rate during the Battle of Britain. It had superior performance which made its victory-to-loss ratio higher than the Hurricanes. The aerodynamic engineering involved in the building of this plane was widely considered as a masterpiece. It could be used in ground attacks and also in high altitudes.


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