How defensive, but yet how defenseless :) poor child. I think your just jelous of our rather splendid spitfires grandly produced for her magisty. The tanks the abrams use are versions of our own armour!
The Spitfire was nothing but a bucket of spit compared to the P-51 and you damn well know it. But, to be fair to the airplanes, from a combat pilot's perspective, an airplane is only as good as its pilot and how willing he/she is to push the edge of the envelope. Everyone knows the U.S. has the best pilots.
Hell, half the time Brit pilots can hardly be understood from that nasty habit you Brits have of holding your spit while you talk. That goes for Brit controllers as well.