During the 1920s and 30s countries across the world vied for the air speed record and during 1935 Britain decided to try and win back the record which it last held in 1931 and was
currently held by Italy. To do this they would use a converted version of the Royal Air Force's most modern fighter, this would be known as the High Speed Spitfire. But with war looking ever
more likely and production delays with the Spitfire things wouldn't go to plan.
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