08 Sep '12, 2am
Love this photo… Iconic RAF Spitfire flies with the "Jetman": – details:
The future according to at least one man flies with the distant past. Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Sept. 7, 2012 A later Spitfire variant (Mk IX shown) was first flown on February 26th, 1942. It had a top speed of 409 mph at 28,000 feet, an increase of 40 miles per hour over the V I believe, could climb at 4,000 feet per minute and had a service ceiling of 43,000 feet, almost 7,000 ft. above its predecessor. It was the answer to Germany’s latest Fw 190 fighter in 1942. Let’s talk about the iconic “Spitfire” According to online reports, the Spitfire was the brainchild of a Reginald Mitchell, an aeronautical genius. While the first prototype built back in 1934 was a disaster thanks to some external design mandates, the young designer went his own way with a slimmed down fuselage, thinner elliptical wing, retractable front gear, a smaller span, an enclosed cockpit with a plastic...