If you like airplanes then you probably love the Supermarine Spitfire! Anyone who has ever thought about World War II and the Battle of Britain surely knows about the legendary Spitfire and the men who flew them. As a pilot I have always loved the sound of those Rolls-Royce Merlin engines with their distinct sound. Whenever I get the chance I go to an airshow, more to see and hear those legendary aircraft from World War II than the whine of jet engines in the current military aircraft.
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
Imperial War MuseumIn Duxford, England you will find the Imperial War Museum which commemorates the role England has played in the two world wars fought in Europe. On the home page of the "Imperial War Museum Duxford" you learn about the museum:
IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield. Lose yourself for a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions. IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats. An original 1917 Belfast hangar hosting the Battle of Britain exhibition contrasts dramatically with the remarkable architecture of the American Air Museum, designed by contemporary British architects Foster and Partners. Opened in 2007, AirSpace tells the story of British and Commonwealth aviation. Its Aircraft Hall is home to over 30 aircraft including an iconic Spitfire, a legendary Lancaster and the fastest-ever Concorde.