Welcome to the start of a new series in which we put the spotlight on well-known military aircraft. Each instalment will include a brief history, a survey of the flight simulations currently available for that type, how each product compares in terms of its internal and external graphical representation, cockpit functionality, systems modelling, flight dynamics and audio treatment. Additional features such as liveries and, where applicable, flyable missions will be discussed. In addition, we will be providing hints and tips on how best to operate and fly each aircraft. So to get this series off to a flying start, we begin with the iconic Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, which will be presented in two parts. In this instalment, we will first give a brief description of and differences between the various Marks of Spitfires that have been modelled by the developers in this survey, and then give an overview of their respective features.