If we’re going to review early aeroplanes, why not start with one of the most famous ones – the Spitfire – the pride and joy of the Brittish airforce.
The Spitfire was a Brittish single-seated aircraft used by the allied air-forces before, during and after world war 2. Not only were there many variants of this aircraft built during the war era, but it was also created in much greater numbers than any other aircraft made by Brittain.
The spitfire was designed for short-distances and peak performance. The thin cross section helped it reach higher top speeds than any of its competitors. Its armor was both durable and lightweight – helping it achieve a higher win-loss ratio in combat.