Your Dad was wrong. Very little wood or fabric in a Spitfire. It was a modern (for its time) aircraft of aluminum monocoque construction.To ALL,
My father, who flew with the USAAC in WWII, always said that he thought that "Spit drivers were either BRAVE or NUTS, as that bird was mainly fabric, wood & spittle."
Not that much wood in the Hurricane, either, though the fuselage was of steel tube construction covered by fabric. The wings of the early ones were fabric covered but I think from the MK II on--maybe from late MK Is--they were aluminum covered too.He was probably thinking more the Hurricane which saw lots of use in the beginning of the BoB.Cap that was an awesome flyby
IMO, the best 'low pass' video EVER!!