16 Spitfires Flying Together To The Sound of Victory
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.