Supermarine Spitfire flies for the first time

Supermarine Spitfire flies for the first time

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One of the most famous aircraft of all times was designed by English aeronautical engineer R. J. Mitchell. He used his experience with the design of racing seaplanes. Spitfire is usually perceived as a fighter which won the Battle of Britain. This is, however, not the full truth. More numerous Hawker Hurricane shouldered a greater proportion of the fight with the Luftwaffe.

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