Sculpture of R J Mitchell, Spitfire exhibition, Science Museum, 2005.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Sculpture of R J Mitchell, Spitfire exhibition, Science Museum, 2005.

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View of a slate sculpture by Stephen Kettle at the exhibition, 'Inside the Spitfire: Personal stories of Britain's most famous plane' at the Science Museum, London. Reginald Joseph Mitchell (1895-1937) trained as an engineer and worked as chief designer of the Supermarine Company during World War I. He then turned his hand to aeronautical engineering, developing the design of the famous Spitfire fighter plane used in World War II. Also on display here are the tail empennage of a Mark 22 Spitfire and a wind tunnel test model.
 

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