Love the Spitfire In honor of the few

by nickatredbox | May 23, 2013 | (0) Posted in Just Fun

In honor of the few and R J Mitchel

 R. J. Mitchell newver honored for his achivement as he sadly died in 1937

 Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBEFRAeS, (20 May 1895 - 11 June 1937) was a British aeronautical engineer, working for Supermarine and thenVickers. Between 1920 and 1936 he designed many aircraft, including light aircraft, fighters, bombers and flying boats. He is best remembered for his work on a series of racing aircraft, which culminated in the Supermarine S.6B and the Supermarine Spitfire fighter.

Rolls-Royce Merlin

The mighty Merlin

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Remembering the  Few - the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 2010

Supermarine Spitfire

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The Spitfires Main Competion in 1940 no where near as pretty as a Spit


Messerschmitt Bf 109

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The fallen at the end of the movie starting at 1:30

Alied Pilots             Killed in action

1822 RAF                           339

56 Fleet Air Arm                9

21 Austrailians                 14

73 New Zealand                11

88 Canadian                       20

21 South African               9

2 Rhodesian                       0

8 Irish                                   0

7 Americans                        1

141 Polish                           29

86 Czech                               8

26 Belgian                            6

13 Free French                    0

1 Israeli     0



German Pilots Much Worse Losses



rcspaceflight on May 23, 2013
I love the movie Battle of Britain. Some of the special effects are cheesy, a few mistakes hear and there, but awesome movie. Especially since they used real planes and plenty of flight sequences.
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Love the Spitfire In honor of the few