Dinger Dell's Supermarine Spitfire pages.
Back in 91-92 I put together a program for the Amiga computer about the Spitfire. It was available over the next few years first as a full commercial product, then as licenceware, then as public domain, it was part of the "Learning Curve" CD Rom published by Wierd Science. I converted the program to run on PCs, albeit only as a DOS program and this was also available as PD.
I have taken the key text elements from the program and incorporated them here. You will see that the pictures were originally produced for the low-res 16 and 256 colour screens in use in the early 90's, giving it a bit of a "retro" look. I have updated a certain amount of the information in the light of information about the Spitfire published since then, but there are bound to be mistakes and ommissions. I have deliberately tried not to get too technical or pedantic in an effort to make it accessable to people who know nothing about aircraft and come to the subject without any background knowledge. Please note I retain the right to be identified as the author of this work.
|Spitfire overview||Spitfire and Seafire marks|
|RJ Mitchell||Spitfire anim|
|Spitfire chronology||Spitfire in combat|
|Spitfire markings||Schneider trophy|
|Seafire||Merlin and Griffon Engines|
|To find out more||Spitfire recognition points|
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