The Supermarine Spitfire was a British single-seat fighter aircraft, used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during World War II, and into the 1950s. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied design. The Spitfire was the only Allied fighter in production at the outbreak of the Second World War that was still in production at the end of the war. The Seafire was a carrier-based adaptation of the Spitfire which served in the Fleet Air Arm from 1942 through to the mid-1950s.
Spitfire in Days of InfamyEdit
Before the US Marines first attempt to retake Hawaii, in mid 1942, Les Dillon thought about the damage the Japanese fighter Zero could do, and how it had chewed up Allied fighters like the Spitfire along every front.
Spitfire in Southern VictoryEdit
The Spitfire was one of the most highly respected British fighters of the Second Great War. The Seafire naval variant was also used by the Royal Navy's airplane carriers to great effect. George Enos, Jr. named the Spitfire as being a plane he didn't want to face.
Spitfire in The War That Came EarlyEdit
The Spitfire was just entering RAF service when war broke out in Europe in 1938. The Spitfire was primarily used for home defence, and performed admirably against the Luftwaffe's incursions against British soil.
By mid 1942, the Spitfire had taken the position of the RAF's front line fighter in Europe when the British and the French lunched offensive operations against Germany's western flank. To many German pilots of the 109, it was considered a tougher opponent than the Hurricane.
Spitfires along with Hurricanes made up the bulk of the RAF's fighter craft when the Race invaded. Hopelessly outmatched, the spitfire was thrown into the fight mainly because it was all Britain had. Despite being outmatched, the spitfire was able to find a good use taking out helicopters, troop transports, and operating in CAS roles. The Spitfire was kept in production until after the Peace of Cairo.