Super Marines Spit Fire

What is the difference between a Spitfire and a Supermarine Spitfire?

At the commencement of production the aircraft was designated the Supermarine Spiteful. It used the same fuselage as the Spitfire, a longer nose to enclose the Griffon 61 engine with two stage supercharger, completely redesigned wings that were very spitfire, a bubble canopy and larger tail fin.

Why is the Spitfire so famous?

WW2: Why do we love the Spitfire? - BBC Teach

The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. But early models were often cruelly exposed in head-to-head duels with the enemy.

What was the Spitfires weakness?

The big weakness was a propensity for the engine to cut out during a dive, which was ironed out in 1941. Its other weakness was a lack of stability in its base (again later corrected), which made it unsuitable for flight off aircraft carriers, as it tended to overshoot


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