1. Spitfires were used as reconnaissance aircraft, as here, where a camera is being loaded before a mission. 2. Later marks of Spitfire were sometimes given specially designed wings – Bs, Cs, or Es – capable of mounting cannon. 3. The Seafire Mark III was a Spitfire specially adapted for naval service on aircraft-carriers. 4. Spitfires saw […]
A masterpiece of aerodynamic engineering, the Spitfire was among the finest fighter aircraft of the Second World War. Military archaeologist Keith Robinson celebrates the iconic design.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the positioning of German and British airforces during the afternoon battle of Battle of Britain Day. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the afternoon of 15 September. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map provides an overview of the locations of the major British and German squadrons, bombed towns, radar stations and the range of radar in the Battle of Britain. It appears in Issue 1 alongside an in-depth analysis of the Battle of Britain – a short summary of the British planes used and the introduction of the Chain Home radar system accompanies this reproduction.
As a child I wanted to fly Spitfires. Not Hurricanes. Not Blenheims, Fireflys, Swordfish, Typhoons, Tempests, Wellingtons or Lancasters. And definitely not Defiants. Only a Spitfire would do. Even though I was born in the late 70s, all of my class knew what a Spitfire was.
Should the RAF be credited with victory against the Germans at the Battle of Britain or was the Royal Navy in fact the stronger force behind the success? Military Times looks into the role of the Navy.
An exhibition to celebrate the courage and determination of the Home Front and the Services during the Battle of Britain
A few things you may not know about Britain’s most iconic military aircraft