Supermarine Spitfire Geocoin (avroair) XL Edition
This fantastic Supermarine Spitfire is the latest personal coin from avroair
Please be fair to other Geocoin collectors and limited your purchase to ONLY one of each colour.
This is a Pre Sale items - the order has been placed with the mint already and we expect delivery in 6-8 weeks.
At this current time these coins are a X LIMITED EDTION and will be limited to 60 pieces per colour. This edition comes with a black propeller.
If you purchase this coin you will have the chance to purchase an exclusive Travel Proxy at a discount. This proxy feature a Mark 5 Supermarine Spitfire and is from our current Battle of Britain range of Travel Tags.
The Spitfire coins are made of zinc alloy and feature a spinning propeller and are 50mm long x 63mm wing span and 13mm high. All coins are Trackable on Geocaching.com
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war.
The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works (which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928). In accordance with its role as an interceptor, Mitchell designed the Spitfire's distinctive elliptical wing to have the thinnest possible cross-section; this thin wing enabled the Spitfire to have a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. Mitchell continued to refine the design until his death in 1937, whereupon his colleague Joseph Smith took over as chief designer, overseeing the development of the Spitfire through its multitude of variants.
After the Battle of Britain the Spitfire superseded the Hurricane to become the backbone of RAF Fighter Command, and saw action in the European, Mediterranean, Pacific and the South-East Asian theatres. Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter-bomber and trainer, and it continued to serve in these roles until the 1950s and with the Irish Air Force until the 1960’s