About the Spitfire
The iconic Supermarine Spitfire was critical in defeating Luftwaffe air attacks during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
More Spitfires were built than any other British combat aircraft before or since World War Two - 20,341 in total.
There are six Spitfires on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Learn more about the role and history of the Spitfire.