The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War.
Mitchell designed the Spitfire's distinctive elliptical wing to have the thinnest possible cross-section; this thin wing enabled the Spitfire to have a higher top speed.
Top speed: 378 mph
Wingspan: 37' (11 m)
Length: 30' (9.12 m)
Designer: R. J. Mitchell