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Spitfire - the World of Things


The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries in the Second World War.
During the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire was perceived by the public as the main fighter, though the more numerous Hawker Hurricane shouldered a greater proportion of the burden against the Luftwaffe. The Spitfire units had a lower attrition rate and a higher victory-to-loss ratio than those flying Hurricanes.
One of the great Spitfire pilots was Douglas Bader. He was disabled and had lost his legs. However, he overcame this disablity and became a high decorated pilot during the second World War.
His story is a personal inspiration as it shows that not matter what, if you have a disablity, it does not stop you from exceeding, even in a pusuit where the disablity should be a hindrance.
Important dates: 5 March, 1936 (first flight of the Spitfire); July to October, 1940 (Battle of Britian); November 2017 (launching of PowaINFRA - an awesome Internet of Things).
This post forms part of the series of posts around 1001 Awesome things that have shaped our world. As we move to a more connected world our vision is to deliver 1001 Awesome IoT sensors.
Now that you know about an awesome thing in the world, discover our awesome world of things...
Visit the website of DS or email info@ds.co.za to discover awesome #IoT solutions and services. We are proud South African innovators!

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