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Spitfire aircraft

Vehicle  From 1936 

From our Picture source: "Produced in greater numbers than any other British combat aircraft before or since the War, 20,341 Spitfires were built in 22 different variants (excluding the navalised Seafire) and the aircraft remained in production for 12 years."

Researching this we came across a little fact we just have to mention: a technical device made to counter engine cut-out in early Spitfires was invented by Beatrice Shilling and was known as "Miss Shilling's orifice".

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Spitfire aircraft

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11 Group Operations Room

Unveiled by Lord Dowding.

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Chisenhale Works

Chisenhale Gallery From the 1930's to 1970's, the Chisenhale Works - a veneer...

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Unveiled by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 31 October 1988, as a Spitfir...

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Spitfire factory

{At the centre around a winged wheel with laurel wreath:} Palmer Hatton Stree...

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Squadron Leader Brian Lane

Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot & leader, Sqn LdrĀ Brian Lane DFC RAF lived h...

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