Bombs and Planes
The engine of the Spitfire
What you are looking at is a piece of an engine from a Spitfire. Spitfires are the most famous planes of Word War 2. There are only three left in the world today that work. Spitfires have twelve pistons in them. The pistons go up and down and they make the propellers keep on turning. Did you know, the engine of a Spitfire is called a Merlin?
The symbol of victory
Did you know that the spitfires are a symbol of victory? They are the symbol of victory because they helped us (Britain) win ‘The Battle of Britain’.
The spitfire is also called Supermarine Spitfire - a British single seat fighter plane used in World War II. It was used by the Royal Air Force and it had a top speed of 594 km. There were 20351 made in the world and there are only three working ones left. They were built in Southampton from 1939. Spitfires now sell for 3-4 million pounds EACH! The Spitfire was the main front line fighter.
DID YOU KNOW THAT SPITFIRES USED THE SAME ENGINE AS ROLLS ROYCE? THE ENGINE ALLOWED THE PLANES TO FLY FOR 90 MINUTES STRAIGHT. THEY COULD ALSO SHOOT FOR NINETEEN SECONDS NON-STOP. ITS TOP SPEED 594/MPH.
The Spitfire engines are Rolls Royce Merlins or Griffins which made the planes super quick reaching its highest speeds of 606 miles per hour, which is how fast our planes are now when you go on holiday!
WORLD WAR 2 INCENDIARY BOMBS!!!
Incediary bombs facts if you want to learn about incendiary bombs, then click this link to learn about Incendiary bombs.
World War 2 incendiary bombs were very dangerous because the Germans would try to aim at your house so they would go in your loft. Sometimes, they didn’t succeed, but most of the time they achieved it. When they succeeded, your house would have been on fire.These flames would have spread very easily.