Spitfire airplane

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine    (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

Bentley with a Spitfire engine

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

RAF Spitfires POLISH Sqn. 315 PK-H, 303 RF-K, 302 C-WX, 306 UZ-Z, 316 SZ-J ,318 LW-L, 317 JH-L, (308 ZF-A)

RAF Spitfires POLISH Sqn. 315 PK-H, 303 RF-K, 302 C-WX, 306 UZ-Z, 316 SZ-J ,318 LW-L, 317 JH-L, (308 ZF-A)

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

Phoenix: Spitfire N3200 (pictured), the oldest Spitfire still flying, was fully restored after being shot down over Dunkirk in May 1940 and reappearing from the sands in 1986

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Phoenix: Spitfire N3200 (pictured), the oldest Spitfire still flying, was fully restored after being shot down over Dunkirk in May 1940 and reappearing from the sands in 1986

Due to the non combat nature of their work, Air Transport Auxilliary used women pilots to deliver aeroplanes to the various units .Here a br...

Due to the non combat nature of their work, Air Transport Auxilliary used women pilots to deliver aeroplanes to the various units .Here a br...

Hero: Mk IX Spitfire MH434 (right) - one of the most famous planes still capable of taking to the skies

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Hero: Mk IX Spitfire MH434 (right) - one of the most famous planes still capable of taking to the skies

The last of the few...New book captures the last Spitfires in stunning air to air action. Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left.

The last of the few...New book captures the last Spitfires in stunning air to air action. Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left.

Intense: Rolls Royce's own Spitfire PS853 - an unarmed, high-altitude photo reconnaissance aircraft, built at Supermarine, Southampton

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Intense: Rolls Royce's own Spitfire PS853 - an unarmed, high-altitude photo reconnaissance aircraft, built at Supermarine, Southampton

The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

The Battle of Britain RAF planes: Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane.

The Battle of Britain RAF planes: Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane.

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