As a mainstay of the royal air force fighter command its speed and maneuverability were essential to carrying out its missions across the European and South-East Asian WWII theaters
Its iconic status among enthusiasts has held strong in the ensuing years since its retirement from active service in the 1950s.
L x 29.75 in
The legendary spitfire fighter plane was introduced in 1936
The short-range, high-performance, single-seat aircraft gained notoriety in defense against Luftwaffe attacks during the Battle of Britain in 1940
The spitfire was beloved by pilots, and in its many variants it served as trainer, interceptor, fighter-bomber and carrier-based fighter during the 1939-45 conflict
W x 6.75 in