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Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Fierce: Mk 3 Seafire PP972 (left), the Royal Navy version of the Spitfire built for Aircraft carriers and powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin engine

The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942 show Flying Fortress bombers and their heroic crews in The Mighty 8th Command

WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942 show Flying Fortress bombers and their heroic crews in The Mighty 8th Command | Mail Online

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Historic: The result of the photographers hard work is a collection of stunning pin-sharp ...

Prototype Vickers VC-10 in the colours of BOAC touching down at Farnborough. This aircraft first flew 29 June 1962 but was written off in 1972 after a very hard landing at Gatwick