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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

"This is the story of three planes, which were part of a family of airplanes with a long history of war that ended their useful life and in an inconsiderate manner in a country in South America.

Under specification number F.37 / 34 on May 5, 1936, a combat aircraft that would leave a mark on the history of the world's fighter jets rose for the first time, from the Eastleigh airfield. Known as the "SPITFIRE" ("spits fire" in Spanish / Spanish), served in almost all the theaters of operations during the Second World War, reaching 20,334 units being built, delivering the last in February 1948.

During 1947 three SPITFIRE arrived in the Argentine Republic, all with different reasons and destinations. The first machine was a TYPE "361" P.R. MK XI (PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE). It was the most important allied plane of photographic reconnaissance that acted in the European theater, becoming the workhorse of the RAF and the USAF in 1943/44 flying long-range missions (Berlin, Bremen, etc.)…."
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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

…a combat aircraft that would leave a mark on the history of the world's fighter jets…jets, I don't think so.
An interesting article though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

bad translation… "aviones de caza"… "fighter planes" instead of jets…

My mistake….

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