A number of squadrons are remembered for operating Spitfires during the war such as 19 Squadron based at Duxford. The 19 Squadron were the first operational Spitfire squadron receiving their aircraft at the end of 1938. Forming part of Group 12 of Fighter Command, 19 Squadron saw much action during the Battle of Britain.
Up until the early 1930’s : most fighter aircraft designs were still based on almost ancient technology. Biplanes were the order of the day, and although the performance of these aircraft improved as engines became more powerful, little had changed in aircraft design since the First World War. The one thing in a biplanes favour was its agility, a precious commodity in a dogfight. It had little other value, however.
Not only revered by the British public but feared by the Germans, the Spitfire legend was born during the Battle of Britain and grew throughout the war. Many German bomber crews hated the sight of Spitfires pouncing on them and the phrase "Achtung Spitfeuer!" (Attention Spitfire) became a regular chorus barked out over German radio.
Britain’s leading war fighter during the second world war, the incredibly powerful and maneuverable Supermarine Spitfire is really well-known for successfully defending the skies of England throughout the Battle of Britain. Now you can learn how to fly this plane with these two games: War of Thunder and World of Warplanes