How the Spitfire was very nearly named the Shrew (Näbbmus)
Reginald Mitchell, known as R J Mitchell, favoured the mole-like mammal to the name finally chosen by the aerospace company Supermarine for the fighter aircraft that has come to symbolise Britain’s brilliance in its darkest hour.
Paul Beaver, author of Spitfire People, noted that the name was imposed on the plane despite the objections of Mitchell, who described Spitfire as “just the sort of bloody silly name they would give it”.
A P-38 Squadron shot down Admiral Yamamoto in an incredible long distance interception in the Pacific
10 Things You Never Knew About The P-38 Lightning??
Ten of the best fighters of WWII
Me 262 The best photo of it I have seen (Photoshop?)
The dangerous subversion of Germany's democracy
Markets appear to be acting on the firm belief that Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is lying to lawmakers
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, September 28th, 2011
Very Important Article
Links to nice pictures of Aeroplanes on web-sites, in books and magazines
U.S. Marines Recapture German-Owned Ship Attacked by Pirates
September 09, 2010
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