How many Spitfires are at Duxford?

How many Spitfires are at Duxford?

Now there are more airworthy Spitfires than at any time since the early 1950s and spectators can feast their eyes on a variety of historic aircraft at historic Duxford.

Does Duxford have a Spitfire?

The Supermarine Spitfire is synonymous with Duxford. For the chance to see this iconic aircraft in close quarters from the air choose a Wing to Wing experience or for the ultimate aviation encounter it is now possible to fly as a passenger in a Spitfire, find out more.

How many Spitfires were shot down during the war?

Spitfires shot down a total of 529 enemy aircraft, for a loss of 230 of their own. The Hurricane was the most numerous of RAF Fighter Command’s aircraft during the Battle of Britain, equipping 33 squadrons by September 1940.

Can you fly in a Spitfire in Duxford?

The Supermarine Spitfire is synonymous with Duxford. For the chance to see this iconic aircraft in close quarters from the air choose a Wing to Wing experience or for the ultimate aviation encounter it is now possible to fly as a passenger in a Spitfire, find out more.

Where was RAF Duxford in World War 2?

World War 2 Two II WW2 WWII RAF Duxford RAF Duxford was built as an RAF fighter base in 1918, twinned with nearby Fowlmere. It was home to 8 Sqn in 1919-20, then 2 FTS. 19 Sqn was formed at Duxford on 1 April 1924 and were the first Sqn to re-equip with the Mk1 Spitfire in 1938.

Are there any Spitfires in the Imperial War Museum?

The Imperial War Museum Duxford in the UK has an incredible aviation collection with many rare and interesting displays. Something that really stood out for me whilst visiting the museum on June 13th, 2012 was that I have never seen so many Supermarine Spitfires (static and flying versions) in one location, as at Duxford!

Where did the Spitfire fly from in the Battle of Britain?

Fly from famous former RAF fighter base Duxford near Cambridge and London. Home of Douglas Bader, location for the 1969 Battle of Britain film and Imperial War Museums.