posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 11:26 AM
WOW..what an airplane!!!
My grandad used to tell me about the spitfire when i was a kid!!
He used to operate the search lights, and he told me times when spiitfires would dive towards the ground and pull up at the last second, and because
the german plane wasn't manouvarable enough it went into the ground!
I guess it shows they were prepared to use any tactic to bring victory.
It kind of makes you think they had something back then, something that brought everyone together in one noble cause.
A few books i have read, one of them by the chief test pilot of the TSR2 funnily enough, he says the spitfire was an amazing aircraft, but people
forget about the job the hurricanes did!
Apparently when the V1 rockets were bombing london, the RAF shot down well as we know, a lot of them.. apparentley they hardly got any recognition for
it, not even by the prime minister, he congratulated the anti aircraft gunners more.
Anywayz, i hope there is always a spitfire flying!!
LONG LIVE THE SPITFIRE