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SUPERMARINE Spitfire — - History and the Present.  RAF Typhoon and Spitfire cross each other at RIAT 2015, Fairford, UK.
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History and the Present. RAF Typhoon and Spitfire cross each other at RIAT 2015, Fairford, UK.


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Frank Gollner
Great shot!
Joseph CilibertiPhoto Uploader
Cheers, glad you loved the pic.
Geoff Anthony
Amazing, truly amazing
john russell
What a fantastic pass,A fighter of today struggling to go so slow and another of yesteryear of such pedigree- marvelous!
Greg Zelna
Elliptical...Spitfire has got to have the coolest wing profile in all of aviation.... A quick read on the development is very interesting as R. J. Mitchell was chief designer but the little known Canadian Beverley Shenstone was hugely influential in the wing design as well as porting over design and manufacturing techniques from the Germans themselves... There is not a single photo of him with the plane !
In 1929 Shenstone left London and went to work at the Junkers airplane company in Dessau, Germany as a junior aerodynamicist. He developed many ideas from the German aeordynamicist Alexander Martin Lippisch. From the article 'The Spy Behind the plane that saved Britain'.
John Rumble
Greg Zelna Thanks for the heads up on that article
Roy Hunte
Very Interesting Greg.
OMG this is so good!
Juan Chao
Gordon Jarvis
The Spitfire gained the reputation but the Hawker Hurricane downed far many more enemy aircraft than the Spitfire.
Erico Baptista
future and present!!!!!!!!!!!
Erico Baptista
or past and future????
Erico Baptista
good question!!!!!!
Richard Waldren
One beautiful Spitfire!
Richard Waldren
One beautiful Spitfire!


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