The Supermarine Spitfire, a plane that was the finest fighter of it's day, contributed a lot like the Hawker Hurricane in Britain's struggle through desperate times in The Battle of Britain. It was very manouverable and extremely fast. In fact, a Spitfire Mk XI flown by Sqn. Ldr. Martindale reached a speed of 975km/h (606mph) during a dive. This speed exceeds the jet planes that exists at that time of the war, as it was very close to Mach 1, the Speed of Sound. The Spitfire recieved many praises from its pilots and it more than deserved them. An excellent bird.
Damaged Spitfire Mk XI flown by Sqn. Ldr. Martindale that achieved a speed that is close to Mach 1 in a dive.
The Spitfire was produced in great numbers, and was the only Allied plane that was in production from the start of the war to the end. It's round wingtips made the fighter easily distinguishable from other planes in the sky. It's naval variant is the Seafire.