A2A - Wings of Power 3: Spitfire
... piston fighters in aviation history. Mitchell envisioned a light, maneuverable craft with low drag, elliptical wings
, and a broad performance envelope. The result was the Spitfire, a capable, lethal, yet forgiving ... apart from other contemporary fighter aircraft. The Merlin engine, the elliptical wing
, the well-harmonized controls, and the versatile wing
platform all worked together to create a package that was perhaps unmatched ...