The Rolls-Royce Merlin The first ran in 1933 and, after several modifications, the first production variants were built in The first operational aircraft to enter service using the Merlin were the Fairey Battle, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.
Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires
Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)
The last of the few...New book captures the last Spitfires in stunning air to air action. Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left.
P-51C / RAF Mustang III. A fantastic Anglo-American achievement. An American aircraft, built to a British specification. Powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin engine, licence built by Packard in America replaced the Allison V-12s . Regarded as the biggest improvement to the Mustangs performance, and one of the greatest weapons of WW2. 417 mph at 2,000 feet. Modified in Britain to utilise the 'Malcom' hood/canopy. This would become a very good platform for chasing the German V-1 flying bombs.