Great Video – Flying the Spitfire From Pilot’s View

This great video features startup and flight display of a Supermarine Spitfire MK19 from pilot’s view at a German air show in 2011. This Spitfire is equiped with high power griffon piston engine and contra rotating propeller (listen to awesome startup). Most time it is operated in France, after it has been rebuilt at Chino (USA) by Steve Hinton and his team.

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft. The Spitfire’s elliptical wing had a thin cross-section, allowing a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. Speed was seen as essential to carry out the mission of home defence against enemy bombers.

Video – by “ericgoujon”

1 Response

  1. Alan Gaynor says:

    Great video. What a shame that part of the sound is drowned out with the music. And what is all that stuff about at the beginning?
    Is this available without all that??

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