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Added during 2013

2013-08-26

Here is one of the lesser-known pictures out of a well-known series showing a flight of the first production Spitfires Mk. I introduced into ...

Added during 2012

2012-02-24

Among a handful of people which came to be intimately coupled with the development of the Spitfire is Jeffrey Quill, a RAF officer who ...

Added during 2010

2010-08-25

A beautiful photo of Supermarine S.6B, taken at Calshot prior to the  the 1931 Schneider Trophy race. The S.6B was the famous predecessor of ...

2010-04-19

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

2010-04-19

Supermarine Type 224 The sole prototype K2890 Eastleigh, 1934 On February 19, 1934 at Eastleigh the Supermarine Type 224 flew. Built to Air Ministry ...

2010-04-16

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 ...

2010-04-12

As a casual military history buff and a previous operator of the USAF’s radar platform, the E-3 AWACS, I have always been keenly appreciative ...

2010-04-12

The Royal Air Force is 90 years old. It was formed from the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air ...

2010-04-12

“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 2009

2009-03-07

Click to enlarge image Anonymous early Spitfire Mk. I on compass swing, location unknown. This view shows to advantage the dinstinctive features of the ...