The Battle Of Britian

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Battle Of Britain - The Plan (Germans)

In June 1940, German air superiority in the south of England was essential before Hitler could contemplate an invasion, therefore Hermann Goering, the head of the Luftwaffe was instructed that the RAF must be beaten down. This would mean that we would be unable to mount any worthy attack against an invading army.

Battle Of Britain - The Planes

The Luftwaffe (German pilots) were using the Messerschmitt Bf109 and the Messerschmitt Bf110.

The RAF however used the high-performance Hawker Hurricane and Super-marine Spitfire fighter planes.

Although the Luftwaffe appeared to have the advantage in numbers of planes, pilots and experience, the two air forces were evenly matched. The German planes were very short range to the fact they were over enemy territory was a big disadvantage for the Luftwaffe. The RAF also used radar, a priceless tool for detecting how many and


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