The Supermarine Spitfire was by 1940 the interceptor of choice for Fighter Command. It was capable of speeds of over 360mph and had exceptional manoeuvrability. An excellent dog-fighter the Spitfire Mark I is seen as a symbol of The Few vital to the defence of the United Kingdom against the previously all-conquering Luftwaffe. Along with the Hurricane it cemented its place in history during the Battle of Britain.
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