|The Supermarine Spitfire|
The sheer joy on Mr James' face still touches me.
I know, I know. Many of you find other aircraft more enticing, prettier, deadlier, what have you. For me, the Spitfire is the most beautiful aircraft ever to "have slipped the surly bonds". So here's to you Mr Mitchell and your magnificent creation.
|Reginald Joseph Mitchell|
British Aeronautical Engineer
Chief Designer at Supermarine Aviation Works
"Father" of the Spitfire
1895 - 1937
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Spitfire...
From Wikipedia -
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries in the Second World War. The Spitfire was produced in greater number than any other British aircraft and was the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the war, and it continued in use as a fighter and also in secondary roles into the 1950s. Owing to the iconic status that the Spitfire achieved during its operational years, preservation and restoration of remaining examples have occupied enthusiasts for the half century since it ceased production.
|The Spitfire "Unveiled"|
|Spitfire Hunting Party|
|Spitfire vs ME-110|
|Spitfire Mk XVI|
|Spitfire vs ME-109|
|The Carrier Version of the Spitfire|
|Spitfire Above the Clouds|
|The Two Most Beautiful Aircraft|
Yup, I love the Spitfire! (Can ya tell?)
Well done, Mr Mitchell, well done!