Restored RAF Spitfire P9374; One of only two Mk.1 Spitfires still able to fly today, sold for a record amount at Christie’s auctions. The gavel fell at £3,106,500 (US $4,784,010)
Spitfire Ace 1/4
I would be very sad were WarhoundFlies to be discontinued on YouTube. This is far more than a documentary. This is a detailed account without Hollywood embellishments, or historical errors.
It encompasses the history of the Spitfire, Reginald Mitchell its designer; the Rolls Royce “Merlin” engine that powered it; its co-defender in the Battle of Britain, the Hawker Hurricane; far sighted men such as Hugh Dowding, and the crucial role he played during the Battle of Britain; Radar, and the key role it played as part of Dowding’s defense; Military tactics, both good and bad, by both the RAF and the Luftwaffe; rare footage of the Spitfire, BF-109’s, Bf-110’s, Heinkel 111’s, Ju-88’s, Dornier 219’s, known as “the flying pencil”; and personal accounts from former RAF pilots, who lived through the most crucial times in Britain’s history.
303 squadron pilots. L-R: Fg Offr Ferić, Flt Lt Kent, Fg Offr Grzeszczak, Plt Offr Radomski, Plt Offr Zumbach, Plt Offr Łokuciewski, Fg Offr Henneberg, Sgt Rogowski, Sgt Szaposznikow (in 1940)
Note – Aircraft in background is a Hawker Hurricane