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Added during 2011


Last weekend marked the 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire. On 5 March 1936, the yet unnamed prototype of Mitchell’s elegant new fighter took off ...


Spitfire prototype during the service trials at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment in Martlesham Heath. This is also where this excellent photo was taken, probably in the last days of May 1936.

Added during 2010


Supermarine Prototype K5054 Eastleigh, March 1936 As is widely known, the entire Spitfire family originated from one prototype aircraft. By the time it was ...


Supermarine Spitfire prototype K5054 Eastleigh, 5th March 1936 Click to enlarge image Of course, this site wouldn’t do without the colour profile of the ...


“If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can’t understand it, take it from me: it’s all ...

Added during 2008


K5054 Spitfire prototype pictured in Eastleigh in March 1936, in the form in which she made her maiden flight.