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SPITFIRE EVOLUTION: THE STORY OF THE SPITFIRE by its CHIEF DESIGNER/ DOWNLOAD
ORIGIN OF SPECIES
In the December 20, 1946 edition of The Aeroplane, the magazine printed an address given by the Chief Designer of Supermarine to the Royal Aeronautical Society the previous evening, in which he outlined, for the first time, the origin of the Spitfire, its development and of its Naval version, the Seafire.
Originally published in 2 parts, here we present the whole story, as detailed by Joseph Smith, complete with a graphical Family Tree, Technical Development timeline and a Chart of Marks outlining the Main Particulars of all variants from the Spitfire 1a to the Mk.24, PR XIX and Seafire 47.