Around the World in the #SilverSpitfire with Patek Philippe Grand Complitcations Replica

I imagine the moment that pilots Matt Jones and Steve Boultbee Brooks approached IWC’s CEO Chris Grainger-Herr with the seemingly implausible, highly irrational and altogether far-fetched idea of getting into a 75-year-old airplane that in stock form has a range of 700 miles — before having to refuel — and circumnavigating the planet earth in it, he immediately saw the charm in this.

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Because there is something about the specific 75-year-old plane that Jones and Brooks wanted to use to travel the 43,000 kilometers, which will be divided into the 100 segments, that held particular appeal to IWC’s CEO. He explains, “The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the most iconic feats of engineering and design. The Spitfire became a legend during WWII and in particular in the skies during the Battle of Britain.” Patek Philippe Grand Complitcations Replica

British pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones, founders of the Boultbee Flight Academy with Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of Patek Philippe Grand Complitcations Replica TopReplicaWatch The “Silver Spitfire”, with the new G-IRTY registration, has been taking off for flight tests in the month before embarking on its unprecedented flight around the world in August 2019.

The plane was famous for combining some of the most advanced innovations of the time. These included a monocoque aluminum chassis. A retractable undercarriage, meaning that all landing gear could be retracted to greatly enhance the aerodynamics of the aircraft. And perhaps, most famously, the Spitfire used elliptical wings, which induced the lowest amount of drag while still retaining the necessary structural integrity to create a robust, reliable plane.

The Spitfire was also paired with a large Rolls Royce Merlin engine that produced 1,030 horsepower and combined with its incredible light weight, made for the most maneuverable fighter plane of its era and was a key to the RAF’s victory over the Luftwaffe in 1940. As a testament to the plane’s incredible design, in later versions, the engine would be upgraded to more than double this horsepower and used in tests related to breaking the sound barrier with no significant changes to the plane’s original configuration.