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  • Breitling flight team brings together a big slice of history

    News | 17 Jun 1999 23:00

    <p>Mark Hannant </p> <p>Long associated with the aviation world as a supplier of time-pieces, both in cockpits and on the wrists of the pilots who sit in them, Breitling has gone one step further with the formation of the Breitling Fighters flight team. </p> <p>The Swiss watch manufacturer has put together an impressive collection of vintage aircraft and they're here on display at the show. </p> <p>The Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk, North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Messerschmitt Bf-109 and Yakovlev Yak-3 all made their mark, not just on the flying world, but in the popular psyche too during the Second World War. All carried Breitling instruments. </p> <p>In a world-first initiative, Breitling has brought them all together with the help of the US, German, New Zealand, Russian and UK airforces. </p> <p>It has also added an Aero Albatros L-39, a modern twin-seater training jet, so that its brand retailers can experience the thrill