Spitfire with Tail Raised
Here we see an early model of Spitfire (identified by the exhaust) with its tail raised during servicing. This gives us a good view of the undercarriage, one of the aircraft's weak points. The wheels retracted outwards into the wings (note the cover on the inside of each wheel), giving it a narrow wheel base that made it rather difficult to land.
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Rickard, J (18 August 2018), Spitfire with Tail Raised , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_spitfire_raised.html