I can’t wait to get that 88! You are right. The Supermarine spitfire could out turn the 109 but it couldn’t out climb it by a damn sight. I don’t mean to get religious on you but I really think that hand of god was in that fight. British pilots were seasoned veterans and deserve tons of credit. However, the introduction of the FW-190 A-3 and beyond was feared by the British intensly. Unfortunately, that aircraft wasn’t in full service until late into the Battle of Britain when Operation Sea Lion had no hope because of Hitlers decision to attack civilian targets instead of continue to wipe out the RAF when they had the chance. It’s an arguable debate and I respect your opinion.
We must remember that the British won the Battle of Britian with almost NO help from the US. Their pilots deserve immense credit.