Spitfire’s Final Victory? Its Legacy
There are some contenders to the claim of most iconic invention of the twentieth century. It was 100 years of non-stop advancement along the path of innovation fuelled by two world wars. Conflicts that had come and gone before even the halfway point of the century. Most technological ‘moments’ that followed 1945 can trace some origin back to the Second World War … Apollo 11 and the Apple Mac personal computer being two classic examples of the evolution of tech born out of conflict. But what really takes the crown - in Britain at least - what is arguably the significant invention or tech moment of the lot, is the 1936 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire.