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Spitfire Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)

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  • a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)

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Spitfire Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft. It was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire was designed by R. J. Mitchell as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft. There were more Spitfires made than any other British aircraft and it was the only British fighter that was being made throughout the war.

The Spitfire's elliptical wing has a thin cross-section, allowing a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. The elliptic shaped wing gives the aircraft a very low amount of induced drag. Speed was seen as essential to carry out the mission of home defence against enemy bombers. The original airframe was designed to be powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine producing 1,030 hp (768 kW).

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  • This Guy's in love with his Spitfire
    GUY MARTIN's SPITFIRE C4"DON'T fart near it," said Guy Martin, "it'll drop to bits." He was stood next to the remains of a Mark 1 Spitfire, not Bruce Forsyth.Flown by RAF ace Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson, the plane had been shot down in 1940, covering the retreat from Dunkirk, and crash-landed on a beach south of Calais. The Read more on this news related to 'Spitfire'
  • Brewer boosted by market revival
    Shepherd Neame has tapped into the revival in the beer market, with brands such as Spitfire doing well. Read more on this news related to 'Spitfire'
  • Harpenden town links with Spitfire hero at centre of memorial
    A touching ceremony has been held to pay tribute to two Spitfire pilots who died in a mid-air collision, with a relative of the Harpenden-based sister of one of the men in attendance. Read more on this news related to 'Spitfire'

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