The German had taken the fight vertical, into his preferred envelope, and my beloved Spitfire responded admirably. This, air-to-air interception, is where it excels. As the German dove past me, I snapped my 1 White into a smart wingover to follow.
|He could not evade me. I used the excellent British reflector ring-sight, the Type I Mk III, to box him in. I played cannon shells from my twin Hispano 20mms across his fuselage.
Mortally wounded, the 109 slowed and began to fall off to the left.
He crossed under my nose and I saw the German bail out!