The First of the Few
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Also known as: Spitfire
Leslie Howard (R.J. Mitchell)
David Niven (Geoffrey Crisp)
Rosamund John (Diana Mitchell)
Roland Culver (Commander Bride)
By the late 1920's aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell feels he has achieved all he wants with his revolutionary mono-planes winning trophy after trophy. But a holiday in Germany shortly after Hitler assumes power convinces him that it is vital to design a completely new type of fighter plane and that sooner or later Britain's very survival may depend on what he comes to call the Spitfire.
A Spitfire Mk II - most likely P8074 - was fited with a two blade propeller to represent the prototype K5054 but several other details are unrealistic (pipes, still landing gear doors, windscreen and canopy, ...).
A number of other examples are shown.
Supermarine Sea Lion III
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
"5", Macchi M.52 (MM81) of the 1927 race.