Designed to evoke the iconic Spitfire back from flight and covered in oil, the Spitfire Oily Mug is an eye catching addition to the daily brew.
The Supermarine Spitfire remains one of the classic fighter aircraft of all time, and certainly one of the most instantly recognisable. In the United Kingdom it has become a part of folklore- the aeroplane that saved the country in the Battle of Britain. The fact that reality tells a different story does not diminish the psychological impact it has had over the years.n To some degree history has been rewritten by its success. In all, an estimated 22,579 Spitfires served in all spheres of the War and afterwards, and whenever a visual reconstruction has occurred of such events, they were generally rewritten to some degree around the aircraft available- almost entirely Spitfires.
That admitted, there remains the fact that the Spitfire was one of, if not the most effective fighters of its time. As an act of engineering it was at the cutting edge of technology from the mid 1930’s until nearly 1950, and was extensively developed. It encompasses in one aircraft type most of the major developments of the end of the piston-engined fighter era.
Made from ceramic with a high gloss finish the mugs will withstand many years of service.
A great gift for any aviation fan. One of a set of oily aviation mugs, including Lancaster, Hurricane and Mustang.
The mugs are packed in a plain white box making them easier to gift wrap.
Size 11 oz
Certified as dishwasher safe but we recommend hand washing for the longest life.