Spitfire (General Aviation) (Hardcover)

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Spitfire (General Aviation) (Hardcover)


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The Spitfire is an icon of World War II. It was a beautiful and effective fighter plane that became the darling of the British public, defending the skies during the Battle of Britain in deadly, swirling dogfights with the fighters of Nazi Germany. The Spitfire's fighting ability and superb handling meant it was loved by British, Canadian and American pilots alike.

This is a complete reference guide to the world's most famous fighter aircraft, exploring its history, its strengths and weaknesses and its combat performance in battles all over the world. Drawing on a wealth of research, detailed illustrations and contemporary photographs, this book reveals how the Spitfire became a legend of military aviation.

Having initially worked for Osprey as an author in the 1980s, Tony Holmes became the company's aviation editor in 1989 after he moved to England from Western Australia. Responsible for devising the Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft, Aviation Elite Units, Duel and X-Planes series, Tony has also written more than 30 books for Osprey over the past 35 years.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472812797
ISBN-10: 1472812794
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: General Aviation