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Offline planenut

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Spitfire Funding
« on: March 12, 2016, 08:51:04 AM »

An interesting article on the BBC website today about the way the funds for Spitfires ran in the Second World War. A snippet within the article puts it into perspective when the production of Spitfires was running at 350 per month, per month; that's over ten new Spitfires each day.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35697546
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Re: Spitfire Funding
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 04:07:44 PM »
Indeed, it's said there was never a shortage of aircraft in the battle of Britain, only pilots.  Pranged one day, a replacement would arrive next day usually courtesy of ladies of the ATA.  The psychological effect of 'buying a Spitfire' was similar to the request for donations of surplus pots and pans,  and the wholesale removal of iron railings  It was said to make little if any difference (most was just dumped apparently) but it made people feel involved.