A pair of real aviation icons. Both seminal fighters well-known even to non-aviation oriented audiences.
-The Zero in this pic is -almost- the real deal.
-Important the (” “) in the “Spitfire”; this beauty is in reality a Marcel Jurca MJ-100. In this case the stunning N1940K built by Robert Deford in 2003, a Spitfire Mk.IX replica powered by an Allison V-1710-63…that turns a cut-down DC-3 three-blade propeller (real IXs used four-blade props).
Incomparable shapes anyway.
Photo: Richard Seaman.