This Day in Aviation History
March 5th, 1936
First flight of the Supermarine Spitfire.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, 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. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts, with approximately 53 Spitfires being airworthy, while many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world….
Wikipedia, Supermarine Spitfire: http://gstv.us/1U03IG4
YouTube, The First Spitfire Flight – K5054 over Southampton: http://gstv.us/1U03Wgm
YouTube, History of a Legend – Supermarine Spitfire Documentary: http://gstv.us/2I0FVES
YouTube, The Spitfire’s Fatal Flaw: http://gstv.us/2I2CDkF
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