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Spitfires by GoneIn10Seconds Spitfires by GoneIn10Seconds
I won't be surprised if Spitfire's name is a reference to the Supermarine Spitfire. :nod:

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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SPITFIRE-CEPTION

BWAAAAAAAAAAH!!
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idislikecake Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always like the invasion stripes.
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megaphonnic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The plane that won the war ;]
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Gooders008 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Damn right there Spitfire Fighter plane FTW
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megaphonnic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
British fighter planes, Best in the world! ;]
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JohnGreenHoof Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I though it was the P-51D mustang
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megaphonnic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I hear it was the Spitfire
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JohnGreenHoof Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I am pretty sure that it was the mustang. Fun fact the P-51D mustang had a british Rolls Royce Merlin engine (slightly trimmed).
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megaphonnic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Could be, I'm not too hot on warplanes, I just go by what I hear : p
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JohnGreenHoof Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
One of my big intrests is WWII planes :D
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JohnGreenHoof Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Can't decide what spitfire it is but it looks like a Spitfire Mk.1 except it has four rotor blades and the original had only three on its propeller. But it is a very cool picture
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GeneralAlcazar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Forgot to mention, great picture.
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Speaking of, I saw someone's custom wallpaper of spitfire, and seeing that her name comes from a UK fighter plane, and the colours in the background were of the German flag, I couldn't help but point out that flaw.
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omega-steam Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It actually is, and speaking of Spitfires, have you seen James May's 1:1 Airfix kit?
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TrainzMan14578 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Favorited.
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TheBestBronieEver Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see its spitfire and spitfire
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
actually the fastest plane of WWII was the Hawker Tempest in fact were about the only planes that could catch up with the Germans V-1 flying bomb.
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xv323 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I'd wager the fastest plane of World War Two was either the Gloster Meteor or the Messerschmitt Me262, both of which were jets. I think you might mean the fastest piston engined aircraft of the war. Even then, the German Ta152 may have been faster, I'm not sure of my facts there.

Also, to the artist - I believe you are correct, I think the spitfire character was actually named after the aircraft.
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GeneralAlcazar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Mr. 323, you've tapped into a part of my brain that holds such info. What a bore I am. The Gloster Meteor, the first British jet fighter, could do 600 mph. The Messerschmitt Me 262, the world's first operational jet fighter, could do 559 mph.

The Focke-Wulf Ta 152, which I think is what you're referring to, could do a possible 759 mph. However, 43 were made and it entered active service in January 1945, when the Allies got the cane out of the cupboard and give the Jerries a darn good thrashing. So, you could say, it was focked from the beginning.

The Hawker Tempest could be 432 mph, the Supermarine Spitfire could do 449 mph however I don't how fast Spitfire can go, due to a lack of information.
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xv323 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I believe you may be confusing mph with km/h, or possibly you are quoting performance in the dive rather than in level flight - no piston engined aircraft has ever been able to attain 759mph in level flight, or indeed ever. A few have attained speeds over 600mph in high speed dives, but these tended to stress the airframes and particularly the propeller tips, which were approaching mach 1 in their rotational velocity, to absurd levels. For example, in late 1943 a Mark XI spitfire reached 606mph in a long, shallow dive from high altitude, but in the next flight whilst attempting to recreate this the propeller 'departed the aircraft' (I love understated flight test terminology XD) and the pilot was barely able to land having completely lost hydraulic pressure.

The information I have quotes a top level-flight speed for the Ta-152 at 472mph at 41,000 feet. Meanwhile, the fastest any spitfire of any mark ever attained in level flight was, I believe, around the 450mph mark, this being one of the late Griffon-engined variants, probably a photo-reconnaisance model.

Don't worry about being a bore, incidentally, I love chatting about stuff like this. XD

Incidentally also, I forgot about the Messerschmitt Me163 Komet, which apparently reached 698mph in 1944 - this may well be the fastest any WW2 aircraft went, ever.
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GeneralAlcazar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I'll take your word for it. I think my sources are a little corrupt. I may have quoting the later models, like the Mk XIV, as the early Merlin engine variants could between 350 and 400 mph.

Or it maybe it's with dive speeds, the lower the angle, the less the friction and air resistance enacting onto the object so you can go faster.

Why do I imagine we're like the RAF pilots from the Armstrong and Miller Show?
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xv323 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Because that would be absolutely frickin' brilliant! XD

You're right about the later marks of spitfire - owing to the fact it was developed so much, so quickly, it's performance figures increased massively between the earliest and latest marks - its horsepower more than doubled between the Spitfire prototype and the Seafire Fr47, for instance.
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GeneralAlcazar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Mmm... my ego purring. So, through refinement, performance improves. So, there's always that slim possiblity that the planes COULD do those speeds, though not obligated to. Innit, blud?
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xv323 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Not really, if I'm honest - if we're talking about your first claim that is. No propeller aircraft will ever do 759mph, no matter how refined the system becomes. There is an upper limit as to what the whole propeller propulsion model is capable of. This is what Frank Whittle, amongst others, were realizing when they were inventing the jet engine - they needed a whole new approach to making planes go fast because they were approaching the upper limits of what propellers could do. An attempt to make a propeller aircraft that could do 623mph in the 1960s ended in failure after it would not stop shaking itself to pieces - out of the 11 times it flew, it had to make 10 emergency landings. Scary XD
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TrainzMan14578 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Yeah, but Spit's with herself as the plane of the same name.
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WiskeyMike1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
My favorite plane of all time + my favorite pony :D
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ForlanceAbice1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Now, if only Spitfire could meet the people who flew these War Birds back in their time....
Time travel Spitfire?
I could give you a fic, provided I am given a basic background of the character.
This is your spitfire after all.
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06agrant Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My grandad used to build Spitfires in WW2
Great picture
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Tempestwulf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww yea Spitfire the original dame of the sky.

Now with Wing Commanders rank [link]
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Bioblood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Spitfire and spitfire XD Epic
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Brettfett74 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
i love this pic!
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lockonhtf Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
good
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Cool :)
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
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Fresko-1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Rainbow Dash will be proud.. and fangirl-ing over this
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