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 (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

Ceremonial: The Battle of Britain memorial flight's Merlin powered Mk IIa Spitfire P7350, complete with brown and green camouflage

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

Sold as scrap for yet look at the old girl now! The oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world. Merlin powered Mk IIa Spitfire complete with brown and green camouflage.

Momentous: Photos were shot through an open canopy with a handheld camera  - including this of Mk IX Spitfire PL344 (right) and Mk XVI Spitfire TD248 (left) over Britain

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

omentous Photos were shot through an open canopy with a handheld camera - including this of Mk IX Spitfire (right) and Mk XVI Spitfire (left) over Britain

Beauty: Mk Vb Spitfire EP120 powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin. The plane was taken on by the RAF in May 1942 and assigned to 501 squadron. She scored six of her seven confirmed kills with Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Northcott at the helm

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

Beauty: Mk Vb Spitfire powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin. The plane was taken on by the RAF in May 1942 and assigned to 501 squadron. She scored six of her seven confirmed kills with Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Northcott at the helm

Avro Lancaster aircraft under construction at the A V Roe & Co Ltd factory at Woodford in Cheshire, 1943. Despite constant losses in air battle over Germany, new production meant that the numbers of aircraft available were always increasing. - See more at: http://ww2today.com/#sthash.pNP11rFm.dpuf

Avro Lancaster aircraft under construction at the A. Roe & Co. Ltd factory at Woodford in Cheshire, England Despite constant losses in combat over Germany, new production meant that the numbers of aircraft available were always increasing.

Splendid sight: Spitfire AR614 tears through the sky over the white cliffs of Dover.

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

New book captures the last Spitfire's 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.

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

The fighter plane was being piloted by Flight Officer Peter Cazenove over Dunkirk when it was hit by a single bullet from a German Dornier bomber


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