Rolls Royce Beauties

When thinking of classic British aircraft of World War Two the Supermarine Spitfire and De Havilland Mosquito always spring to mind. Both were powered by the Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 liquid cooled engine that proved to be one of the most successful of that era and powered numerous other famous aircraft such as the Avro LancasterHawker Hurricane and what is considered on of the best fighters of World War Two the North American P-51 Mustang.

Supermarine Spitfire NZ
Supermarine Spitfire
De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
North American P-51D Mustang Wings Over Wairarapa 2013
North American P-51D Mustang
NZ Spitfire Tr.9 two seat training version
Spitfire Tr.9 two seat training version
De havilland Mosquito Wings Over Wairarapa 2013
De Havilland Mosquito taxiing in from landing at Wings Over Wairarapa 2013

Earlier this year I attended Wings Over Wairarapa in New Zealand. It was a fantastic event with lots of classic aircraft including the Spitfire and Mosquito. What a beautiful sight it was to see them take to the air together!

Mosquito Spitfire formation Wings over wairarapa NZ 2013
Mossie and the Spits
Supermarine Spitfire De Havilland Mosquito
What a glorious sound these aircraft made!

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