Supermarine Spitfire

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The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War. Mitchell designed the Spitfire's distinctive elliptical wing to have the thinnest possible cross-section; this thin wing enabled the Spitfire to have a higher top speed. Top speed: 378 mph Wingspan: 37' (11 m) Length: 30' (9.12 m) Designer: R. J. Mitchell Manufacturer: Supermarine

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Beautifully-restored Supermarine Spitfire Mk-IXc (Ser#-MK959/N959RT)~well-displaying this famous iconic WW2-Era British fighter plane's elegant elliptical wing planform.  Chino 2016.

Beautifully-restored Supermarine Spitfire Mk-IXc (Ser#-MK959/N959RT)~well-displaying this famous iconic WW2-Era British fighter plane's elegant elliptical wing planform. Chino 2016.

Spitfire Mk IIA, P7895 'RN-N' of 72 Squadron RAF. April 1941.

Spitfire Mk IIA, P7895 'RN-N' of 72 Squadron RAF. April 1941.

Commemorative Air Force's stunning camo Rolls-Royce Griffon V-12-engined Vickers/Supermarine Mk-XIV Spitfire (NH749/N749DP.

Commemorative Air Force's stunning camo Rolls-Royce Griffon V-12-engined Vickers/Supermarine Mk-XIV Spitfire (NH749/N749DP.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX.  With the clear superiority of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 over the Spitfire VB, the Air Ministry made the decision that Mk.VC airframes should be  converted to take the more powerful   Merlin 60  engine and, as a result, many of the  early IXs were converted Mk VCs.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX. With the clear superiority of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 over the Spitfire VB, the Air Ministry made the decision that Mk.VC airframes should be converted to take the more powerful Merlin 60 engine and, as a result, many of the early IXs were converted Mk VCs.