Supermarine Sptifire Mk. IXeOne of the most important fighters ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire catches our memory for helping win the Battle of Britain in 1940, but this elegant and agile plane played a host of roles worldwide from 1936–1957.
Historic Flight Foundation's SL633, which refers to the original Royal Air Force registration number, featured the elliptical design and power-to-weight ratio that made the LF Mark IXe a pilot’s dream to fly, a lethal fighter, and a delight to watch. It could take off and land on an airstrip or a patch of cornfield. It flew in turn for dogfights, escort missions, aerial performances, front-line defense, and combat training