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Supermarine Spitfires with RAF No. 65 Squadron out of RAF Hornchurch.

A dozen beautiful Spitfires. Clearly one of the most beautiful fighter planes ever designed.

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Due to the non-combat nature of their work, Air Transport Auxilliary used women pilots to deliver aéroplanes to the various units. Here, a Supermarine Spitfire is on its way ~

. Here's a great photo of the Supermarine Spitfire HFIXe...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. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war.

. Here's a great photo of the Supermarine Spitfire HFIXe...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. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war.

Group Captain A G "Sailor" Malan, Officer Commanding No. 145 Wing based at Merston, climbing in to the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire before taking off from Appledram, Sussex.

Group Captain Adolph “Sailor” Malan, Officer Commanding No. 145 Wing RAF based at Merston, climbing in to the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire before taking off from Appledram, Sussex.

RAF Spitfires on the flight line.During WWII, 24 Marks of Spitfire were built, each an advance on the previous. The Merlin engine's power was increased, and heaver armament added. Some commanders had a favorite Mark they clung to; Johnnie Johnson, for instance, loved the Mark IX, and downed many German aircraft with it.

FlightAware Aviation Photos: , Supermarine Spitfires on the flightline at Duxford Air Museum, during Flying Legends EGSU

The Bristol Beaufighter was a British long-range heavy fighter.

Battle Of Britain Portraits... Spitfire (Photo by Stuart Adams)

Flying With a Spitfire – “Can I arrange for a flight in this aircraft?” — Fly With a Spitfire!

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