Iconic World War II British Spitfire Takes To The Skies For 80th Anniversary – American Military News

Iconic World War II British Spitfire Takes To The Skies For 80th Anniversary

It’s an iconic symbol from WWII. One of the pioneers, and precursors, to the air superiority concept that rules most of the military planning nowadays. Guardian of the British skies during World War II, the Supermarine Spitfire turns 80 years old.

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.After the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Spitfire became the backbone of the RAF Fighter Command, and saw action in the European, Mediterranean, Pacific and the South-East Asian theatres. Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter-bomber and trainer, and it continued to serve in these roles until the 1950s. Today, we salute of those unsung heroes of WWII.

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