- Supermarine Seafire entry. This article is about the land based fighter. Information about the carrier based version can be found on the
The Supermarine Spitfire was an interceptor aircraft used by the Allies during and after World War 2.
- Spitfire Mk V EN830 was captured by the Germans, and test flown with a Daimler Benz DB 605A for comparative trials during 1944
See entries for Spitfire Survivors on the Warbirds wiki
- An eight metre sculpture depicting prototype K5054 in flight was erected in Southampton during early 2004, close to the site of the first flight, as a tribute to the type's success during the Battle of Britain.[N 1]
- ↑ Ironically, some of the funding came from the German car firm Mercedes-Benz, linked to the Daimler-Benz company which built engines for the Me 109