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Choose from 162 pictures in our Supermarine Spitfire collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

The three remaining Supermarine Spitfire XIXs Featured Supermarine Spitfire Print

The three remaining Supermarine Spitfire XIXs

The three remaining Supermarine Spitfire XIXs, PM631, PS853 and PS915, in the RAF being flown to RAF Biggin Hill to join Fighter Commands unit Hurricane. The aircraft were to be maintained to take part in ceremonial Battle of Britain and other flypasts. They are being flown by Battle of Britain pilots Grp Capt James Edgar Johnson, DSO, DFC; Grp Capt James Rankin, DSO, DFC and Wg Cdr Peter D. Thompson, DFC. They are escorted by a Gloster Javelin, top, and a Hawker Hunter, bottom. 11 July 1957

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General Aircraft GAL.56 - 01 TS507 Featured Supermarine Spitfire Print

General Aircraft GAL.56 - 01 TS507

General Aircraft GAL.56 - 01 TS507, Medium V at the 1947 Radlett SBAC show, 12?13 September 1947. GAL.56 - 01 TS507 Also known as the "Medium-V" version, had a constant 33.5 deg wing sweep-back at the leading edge, 28.4 deg at quarter chord. On 13 November 1944, Robert Kronfeld piloted the first flight at Farnborough, towed by an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.. TS507 conducted numerous flights from RAF Dunholme Lodge and RAF Wittering, variously towed by a Whitley, Supermarine Spitfire, or a Handley Page Halifax. After May 1945, research flights continued at Farnborough, and in August 1947 it was transferred to the GAL Flight Test Department at Lasham Airfield, where the GAL.56 - 03 and GAL.56 - 04 were already employed for trials under contract to the Air Ministry.
Its flying characteristics proved so bad that test pilot Capt. Eric "Winkle" Brown RN later described it as the most difficult aircraft he ever flew, out of the many hundreds of types that he tested. On 12 February 1948, the TS507 was conducting a stalling trial after being towed to 10,000 ft by a Halifax. The pilot, Robert Kronfeld, initiated a stall that progressed into an uncontrollable dive that caused both crew to lose consciousness. The observer, Barry MacGowan, awoke to find that the aircraft was level but inverted. He baled out successfully at low level, but Kronfeld died in the crash at Lower Froyle, near Lasham

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Prior to Coltishalls At Home day Featured Supermarine Spitfire Print

Prior to Coltishalls At Home day

Prior to Coltishalls At Home day on the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, September 1960. Six generations of RAF fighters line up together. Hawker Hurricane IIC, LF363; Supermarine Spitfire PRXIX, PM631; Gloster Meteor F8, WL164; Hawker Hunter F6, XK136; Gloster Javelin F(AW)9, XH894 and English Electric Lightning F1, XM137. [See also 56001263.]

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