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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


En irrtabel norske kriger (if the translation is wrong blame Google).

The Spitfire is probably the most known combat aircraft in aviation history. R J Mitchell’s classsic design is widely regarded as one of the most effective and beautiful airplanes ever built.The Spitfire captured the hearts of the british people during the Battle of Britain and was considerd, along with the Hawker Hurricane ,as being responsible for defeating the Luftwaffe during the fatefull summer of 1940.
From a pilot’s viewpoint anyone who has flown the Spitfire agrees it is a delight to fly, a true pilot’s airplane. The plane had something special, it was light on the controls and almost flew itself.It was very forgiving   and the almost testing of the flight was the landing.
For the average observer the Spitfire remains one of the easiest airplanes to recognise. Its distinctive elliptical wing and the sound coming from the Merline engine are unmistakeable.
When production finally ended in 1949 more than 22.000 Spitfires and Seafires had been build. 6487  of them were Mk Vs. It served in more than thirty-six air forces in six continents during and after the war.
Basically it was so good that even the Germans wanted it.