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Supermarine Spitfire

The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the legendary fighter aircraft of World War II. Developed in the 1930s, the Spitfire was sleek, agile, and capable of great speed. The production model mounted four .303-inch Browning machine guns. More than 20,000 were produced from 1938 to 1948. Along with the Hawker Hurricane, the Spitfire achieved everlasting fame during the Battle Britain, defeating the Luftwaffe in the skies above Britain and the English Channel and ending Hitler’s bid for an amphibious invasion of the British Isles.



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