Supermarine Speed Machine - Supermarine S.6b
Supermarine S.6B Schneider Trophy Winner Aviation Aircraft Art Print by Airplane Artist Charles J. Thompson GAvA
In 1931 the British Schneider cup team won the trophy outright for Britain with Flt Lt. Boothman achieving 340.2mph in the process. After this success the aircraft would be used to raise the aviation speed record to a little over 407mph. The machine and its designer, Reginald Mitchell have since gone into aviation folklore as predecessor and designer of the Spitfire. It is often forgotten however that the speed record would soon be broken by the Italian Macchi M.C 72 at a speed of just over 447mph.