Summer Saturdays – Development of the Spitfire – Part 2: Until the End
SATURDAY - AUG 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM       < Back to Events

Learn about the continued development of the Merlin powered land based fighter, and the factors that drove key decisions in that development, including the subsequent transition to the Rolls-Royce Griffon engine. Compare the improvements in the performance are of the Spitfire with its opponents. Discover how the Spitfire was developed as a photo-reconnaissance platform and as a carrier-based fighter, the Seafire. In summary, examine the career of the Spitfire by comparing the prototype to the final production model.

Presented by Jim Mitchell, FHCAM Docent.

 
Ticket Info
Admission to the presentation is $5 in addition to standard museum admission.

Paine Field
by Steve K. Bertrand

Book_PaineField.jpgThis pictorial history includes more than 200 images from the local community, historical societies, regional libraries, and state archives, and traces the rich history of Paine Field from its earliest days to its present status as a bustling airport and commercial aviation center.

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