Not only did the late war variants of the venerable, but formidable, Spitfire claim the first ever recorded ME 262 jet kill and tackle the diminishing, but still potent Jagdwaffe for mastery of the skies over Northern Europe -they also provided cover for the D-Day landings, and were tasked with roaming around seeking ground targets.
The following gun camera footage shows some pretty spectacular ground attacks from Spitfires and Tempests.
Although the narration at the beginning is typical propaganda-speak, having the sound on does permit you to hear the shots being fired and the engines roaring!
Credit must go to TheBritishLegions for uploading. Good work!
The brand-new ACE 122 details the exploits of the late war Spitfire aces, and is out now. Go and grab a copy to learn about the dangers and challenges the late war Spit pilots faced, as the fight got closer and closer to the heart of the Reich.