ONE of the earliest Spitfires takes center stage in the celebration of the plane that helped save Britain from the Nazi invasion.
The Supermarine was one of 12 iconic aircraft of the Battle of Britain to be displayed together for the first time at the Evolution of an Icon exhibition.
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign carried out in the skies over Great Britain in 1940 and was the first battle in history to be fought entirely in the air.
About 1,120 Luftwaffe planes were sent to attack London.
But they were intercepted by 630 RAF fighters, forcing Hitler to postpone his plan invade England.
The pilots were called “Single” after a tribute to then-prime minister Winston Churchill.
Supermarine was first built in 1938.
It will be open to the public from December 27 at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambs.
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