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Image number
UIS3701704
Title
This was the first all metal wind tunnel model built and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), Farnborough, Hampshire, and was used in trials investigating high speed aircraft performance approaching the speed of sound, during World War II
Location
Science Museum, London, UK
Medium
photograph
Description
This was the first all metal wind tunnel model built and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), Farnborough, Hampshire, and was used in trials investigating high speed aircraft performance approaching the speed of sound, during World War II. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire was integral to Britain's front-line air defences during World War II, and, together with the Hawker Hurricane fighter, played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain, fought over Britain between the 10th July and 31st October 1940.
Photo credit
SSPL/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
Spitfire / wind tunnel model / 40s / model / aviation / airplanes / military / fighter / Air Force / second / wartime / aircraft / planes / britain / british / 2nd / plane / airplane / flight / World War Two / forties / aeroplane / battle of britain / 1940s / Royal Air Force / raf / ww2 / WWII / photograph / photography / Mzphoto
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