Saturday, February 25, 2012

Full circle

The Supermarine Spitfire had its roots in the beautiful airplanes that Supermarine built to contest the Schneider Trophy competition after WW1. During the Second World War the concept of a Spitfire on floats came from the Norwegian campaign against the Germans where airfields were few, proposed again for a campaign in the Greek Islands and finally against the Japanese in the Pacific. A total of 5 were built, none saw action.

From The Supermarine S4-S6B, Profile Publications Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, no publication date

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