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.
de Havilland Mosquitos of 105 Squadron at RAF Marham, Norfolk, UK. December 11 None of the aircraft pictured survived the war, either being shot down or withdrawn due to heavy battle damage. GB-A, Hit by AA and crashed.
Designed by Reginald Mitchell and powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Spitfire was integral to Britain's front-line air defence during World War II, and together with the Hawker Hurricane fighter played a key role in the Battle of Britain of 1940