Supermarine Spitfire trailing smoke after engaging Heinkel HE111 during Battle of Britain in 1940

Supermarine Spitfire and Heinkel He 111 during Battle of Britain 1940

A stunning picture of a Supermarine Spitfire, trailing smoke, having engaged a Luftwaffe Heinkel HE111 bomber in 1940 during the historic Battle of Britain.

For more on the Spitfire have a look at RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire.

RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire 

RJ Mitchell Legend of the Spitfire

Recounts the extraordinary achievements of one of Britain’s greatest aviation legends, the man responsible for creating Britain’s most iconic fighter aircraft, the Supermarine Spitfire.

The book gives the reader an insight into the life of RJ Mitchell, his role in the prestigious Schneider Trophy air-races and the development of the astonishing aircraft that he created, including the Supermarine S4 and the Spitfire.

The book goes on to explore the aircraft that evolved from the Spitfire, including the Seafire, Spiteful and Seafang, as well as the Spitfire on the silver screen, recounting its role in a number of classic British war films.

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