This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first time in history that one nation tried to defeat another using airstrikes. Here’s how the Nazis thought they could do it—and how agonizingly close they actually came to achieving victory.
A couple weeks ago we saw Canada’s CF-18 Demo Team Hornet all decked out like a Hawker Hurricane to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Now we get to see the Royal Air Force’s tribute, a stunning Eurofighter Typhoon marked up like a Spitfire from that same period.
The Canadian Air Force Hornet Demo Team will be flying this beautiful CF-18 at its shows this year, painted to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. Over 100 Canadian pilots are estimated to have flown at the controls of Spitfires and Hurricanes in the battle, with 23 paying the ultimate sacrifice.
Lotus tasked itself with repairing a painstakingly accurate replica of a Spitfire fighter plane in preparation for the Battle of Britain's 70th Anniversary. Hey, can you think of anyone else with such an expertise in fiberglass?