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Supermarine Spitfire
The Supermarine
Supermarine
Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
and other Allied countries before, during and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter produced continuously throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts; about 54 remain airworthy, and many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928
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Spitfire (other)
The Spitfire
Spitfire
is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used in the Second World War. Spitfire
Spitfire
may also refer to:Contents1 Transportation
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RAF Halton
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Halton or more simply RAF Halton
RAF Halton
is one of the largest Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
stations in the United Kingdom, located near the village of Halton near Wendover, Buckinghamshire
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Nazi Germany
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°24′E / 52.517°N 13.400°E / 52.517; 13.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here
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Mediterranean, Middle East And African Theatres Of World War II
African(s) may refer to:Anything from or pertaining to the continent of Africa:People who are native to Africa, descendants of natives of Africa, or individuals who trace their ancestry to indigenous inhabitants of AfricaEthnic groups of Africa African
African
diaspora African
African
cuisine African
African
culture African
African
languages African
African
music African
African
Art African
African
jazz (other)Contents1 Books and radio 2 Music 3 See alsoBooks and radio[edit]The African
African
(essay), a story by French author J. M. G
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Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Theatre
Theatre
or theater[1] is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance
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South-East Asian Theatre Of World War II
Allies  British Empire United Kingdom India British Malaya Malay Regiment China Australia France French Indochina United States Philippines Viet Minh Netherlands Dutch East Indies Free Thai Movement  Korea (government in exile)Axis Japan Burma Azad Hind Philippine Republic Thailand
Thailand
(1941–1943) France
France
(1940–1943)Commanders and leaders Louis Mountbatten Arthur Ernest Percival William Slim James Somerville Chiang Kai-shek Wei Lihuang Mao Zedong Joseph Stilwell Sergio Osmeña Ho Chi Minh Vo Nguyen Giap Hubertus van Mook Hisaichi Terauchi Tomoyuki Yamashita Hyotaro Kimura Masakazu Kawabe Plaek Phibunsongkhram Aung San Subhas Chandra Bose José P
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Fleet Air Arm
1914 (As the Royal Naval Air Service) 1924 (as the naval branch of the Royal Air Force) 1937 (as part of Naval Service)CountryAllegiance Queen Elizabeth IIBranch  Royal NavySize 5,000 personnel Approx
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Elliptical Wing
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve. As such, it is a generalization of a circle, which is a special type of an ellipse having both focal points at the same location. The shape of an ellipse (how "elongated" it is) is represented by its eccentricity, which for an ellipse can be any number from 0 (the limiting case of a circle) to arbitrarily close to but less than 1. Ellipses are the closed type of conic section: a plane curve resulting from the intersection of a cone by a plane (see figure to the right). Ellipses have many similarities with the other two forms of conic sections: parabolas and hyperbolas, both of which are open and unbounded
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Vickers-Armstrong
Vickers-Armstrongs
Vickers-Armstrongs
Limited was a British engineering conglomerate formed by the merger of the assets of Vickers
Vickers
Limited and Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth
Armstrong Whitworth
& Company in 1927. The majority of the company was nationalised in the 1960s and 1970s, with the remainder being divested as Vickers
Vickers
plc in 1977.Contents1 History1.1 Break-up2 Businesses2.1 Armaments 2.2 Shipbuilding 2.3 Military vehicles 2.4 Aviation2.4.1 Military aircraft 2.4.2 Vickers
Vickers
Canada 2.4.3 Missiles and other weapons 2.4.4 Civilian aircraft2.5 Marine engines3 In fiction 4 See also 5 References 6 Bibliography 7 External linksHistory[edit] Vickers
Vickers
merged with the Tyneside-based engineering company Armstrong Whitworth, founded by W. G. Armstrong, to become Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd
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Airframe
The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure. It is typically considered to include fuselage, wings and undercarriage and exclude the propulsion system. Airframe
Airframe
design is a field of aerospace engineering that combines aerodynamics, materials technology and manufacturing methods to achieve balances of performance, reliability and cost.[1]Contents1 History1.1 First World War 1.2 Between World wars 1.3 Second World War 1.4 Postwar 1.5 Modern era2 Safety 3 See also 4 Notes and referencesHistory[edit]4 types of Airframe
Airframe
construction 1. Truss with canvas 2. Truss with corrugate plate 3. Monocoque
Monocoque
construction 4
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World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria & Northern Korea Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern France Other campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing Americas French West Africa Indian Ocean Madagascar Contemporaneous warsSoviet–Japanese border conflicts Franco-Thai War Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili Rebellion Afghan tribal revolts World War II Alphabetical indices A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0–9Navigation CampaignsCountriesEquipment TimelineOutlineLists PortalCategoryBibliography vte World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis
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Horsepower
Horsepower
Horsepower
(hp) is a unit of measurement of power, or the rate at which work is done. There are many different standards and types of horsepower. Two common definitions being used today are the mechanical horsepower (or imperial horsepower), which is about 745.7 watts, and the metric horsepower, which is approximately 735.5 watts. The term was adopted in the late 18th century by Scottish engineer James Watt
Watt
to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. It was later expanded to include the output power of other types of piston engines, as well as turbines, electric motors and other machinery.[1][2] The definition of the unit varied among geographical regions. Most countries now use the SI unit watt for measurement of power
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Estonia
Estonia
Estonia
(/ɛˈstoʊniə/ ( listen);[11][12] Estonian: Eesti [ˈeːsti]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Estonia
Estonia
(Estonian: Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.[13] It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
with Finland
Finland
on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia
Latvia
(343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus
Lake Peipus
and Russia
Russia
(338.6 km).[14] Across the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
lies Sweden
Sweden
in the west and Finland
Finland
in the north
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No. 222 Squadron RAF
Squadron may refer to: Squadron (army), a military unit of cavalry, tanks, or equivalent subdivided into troops or tank companies Squadron (aviation), a military unit that consists of three or four flights with a total of 12 to 24 aircraft, depending on the type of aircraft and the air force, naval or army air service Sq
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Landing Gear
Landing
Landing
gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft and may be used for either takeoff or landing. For aircraft it is generally both. For aircraft, the landing gear supports the craft when it is not flying, allowing it to take off, land, and taxi without damage. Wheels are typically used but skids, skis, floats or a combination of these and other elements can be deployed depending both on the surface and on whether the craft only operates vertically (VTOL) or is able to taxi along the surface
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