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  • Aviation and Space T-Shirt Spitfire MKIX

T-Shirt Spitfire MKIX

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  • A British single-seater fighter designed and produced by the Supermarine division of Vickers-Armstrong Limited from 1938 to 1948
  • Canadian aerodynamicist Beverley Shenstone (co-designer of the Harbinger sailplane) contributed to its design
  • Flown by many Allied air forces during the Second World War
  • Served on all fronts as an interceptor, photo reconnaissance airplane, fighter bomber and carrier-based fighter
  • Over 20,000 were built in twenty-four versions, each employed increasingly powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin or Griffon engines
  • Achieved legendary status during the Battle of Britain, fighting the Messerschmitt Bf 109
  • Flown by George Beurling (the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of the Second World War), who scored twenty-seven victories in two weeks over Malta
  • First flight was on March 6, 1936 (prototype)
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