Happy Birthday to the Spitfire

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  1. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

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    On 5 March 1936 the prototype (K5054) took off on its first flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome (later Southampton Airport). At the controls was Captain Joseph "Mutt" Summers, chief test pilot for Vickers (Aviation) Ltd., who was reported in the press as saying "Don't touch anything" on landing.

    Its time for some more piccies of this immortal Warbird chaps http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-pictures/spitfire-thread-17089.html and lets have your stories :thumbleft:
     
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    Good one Garry. Max and Barbara will be at Eastleigh today for the celebrations, so hopefully they'll post some pics.
     
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    Happy Birthday to the Spitty!
     
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    Here's to the second most beautiful plane to ever grace the skies (right after the Viper IMHO).
     
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    Happy Birthday. :thumbup:


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