Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I: Happy 80, Icon.

Eastleigh Aerodrome, 5 March 1936. After landing on its first flight of the prototype (K5054) the famous chief test pilot for Vickers Joseph “Mutt” Summers said those now legendary words: “Don’t touch anything”.

Magnificent photograph of some early Watts wooden propeller-equipped Spitfires.

Photo: Getty Images.

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