WWII – The Battle of Britain. By Preston Beckner. Table of Contents. The Battle Compare Fighters Map Effects of the Battle Summary Glossary Bibliography. The Battle. July-October 1940
By Preston Beckner
Supermarine Spitfire Messerschmitt BF-109
- 355mph at 19,000’ - 354mph at 12,000’
- Slightly better turning - Better diving
- Eight Browning .303 - Two 7.9mm machine guns,
Machine guns two 20mm cannons
Developed soon after the battle for escorting bombers over Germany.
If the outnumbered Royal Air Force had not defeated the invading German Luftwaffe, England would have been invaded and defeating the German army would have been very difficult.