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Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk IX – N8R

Few things or people can simply be introduced as the legend.  The “Spitfire” is one such thing.

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This aircraft stopped NAZI Germany’s vaunted Luftwaffe and spared the citizens of Great Britain the indignity of goose-stepping to the sound of sieg heil.

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Winston Churchill stated about the pilots who fought off the NAZI onslaught in their sturdy Hurricanes and nimble Spitfires, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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The Mk IX variant of the Spitfire was developed in response to the appearance of large numbers of Focke Wulf FW-190s. 

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This particular Spitfire served with Free French pilots, as noted by the insignia beneath the canopy, and later with the British Royal Air Force in support of the D-Day Landings.

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Fitted with a four blade propeller and a larger Rolls-Merlin engine this particular model was produced in large numbers with over 5,000 built by 1944. 

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Spitfires saw action in all theaters of World War II.

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This warplane can be found at the EAA Air Venture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

For more information about this plane see: Spitfire

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1 Response to “Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk IX – N8R”


  1. 1 Pierre Lagacé
    January 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for posting these pictures.


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