why was britain able to win the battle of britain?

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Why was Britain able to win the Battle of Britain?

I believe that Britain was able to win the Battle of Britain for two main reasons; British successes and German failures.  The British successes were the development of radar, coordination of the RAF into three groups, high rate of fighter production and the superiority of British aircraft. The German failures were; the fuel limitations of the Messerschmitts, slow German fighter production and Hitler’s decision to change operation Sea Lion. I believe that the British successes were the main reasons why Britain was able to win the battle of Britain.

           By 1935 Britain had already set up 50 radar stations around her south and eastern coast which allowed RAF Fighter Command to have an accurate idea of where German attacks were going to take place and how strong they would be, this allowed for the RAF fighters to remain grounded until they were needed allowing them more air time fighting the Luftwaffe. The controllers could also guide the British fighters directly to Luftwaffe. Also the British had cracked the German “Ultra” code and were able to intercept and de-code German transmissions

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         By coordinating the RAF into three main groups: 10, 11 and 12 meant that Fighter Command was better able to control the RAF by reducing large scale coordination of British forces as each group had its own zone of control. Furthermore this grouping allowed for fewer aircraft to be lost as not as many planes were used during the conflict, mostly those of group 11.

British fighter production was twice that of Germany at over 400 fighters a month; this was aided by recycling schemes set up by Lord Beaverbrook. Due to the large scale production Britain did not have ...

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