See how planes were built at Battle of Britain Fly Day
The Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire are an unusual pair from a design standpoint. The Hurricane was built from the inside out, in the old school style. The plane’s body is like the span of a bridge, with fabric skin, wooden stringers and metal panels affixed to that skeleton.
The Spitfire, representing modern engineering of the mid-1930s, was built from the outside in. Much of the structural load is carried through the plane’s skin, with some bracing elements backing it up from the inside. While the Hurricane is like a bridge, the Spitfire is a bit like an egg.
You can see both this Saturday, Aug. 23. Planes fly at noon!
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