John Lewis - The Bear and Hare - 2013 Seasonal CGI Amazing coloured pencil drawings Tokyo City Symphony Luis Nieves - Baywood Red Light

25 October 2010

Design Classic No. 166: The Supermarine Spitfire 1936

First revealed to the British public in June 1936, the Supermarine Spitfire has subsequently become a classic icon of World War II. Powered by another design classic, the Rolls Royce V12 Merlin engine, the Spitfire was capable of 348mph.

It is the distinctive, elliptical wing shape that gives the spitfire it's iconic silhouette. The shape evolved in order to minimise drag yet have enough strength to enable four .303 inch Browning machine guns to be mounted per wing. Designer Reginald Mitchell also thought the shape ‘looked nice’!

SoVibrant - Industrial Design www.sovibrant.co.uk

Related Links:

Design Classic No.43 - Concorde

Design Classic No.007: Aston Martin DB5 
Design Classic No.28: The Triumph Bonneville
Design Classic No.38: AEC Routemaster Bus
Design Classic No. 65: Penguin Book Covers
Design classic No. 74: The Telephone Box
Design Classic No.88 - The Egg Chair
Design Classic No. 111: The PH Artichoke pendant lightfitting
Design Classic No.122: The Sony Walkman
Design Classic No.145 - The London Underground Map
Design Classic No. 166: The Supermarine Spitfire 1936
Design Classic No.234: Sinclair C5
Design Classic No.243: The Anglepoise Lamp
Design Classic No.246: Ferrari Dino
Design Classic No.300: Mercedes 300SL Coupe
Design Classic No.325: Ferrari 512 S Modulo
Design Classic No.412: BMC Mini
British Design Classic Stamp collection...
Modern Design Classic No. 71: The Balzac Chair

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for submitting a comment. Don't forget to visit www.sovibrant.co.uk to learn more about our work.