Spitfire in Combat

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Probably the most famous fighter aircraft of all time, the Supermarine Spitfire's distinctive shape and sound mark it out from most other aircraft of the World War II period. From the biplane era of the 1930s to the start of the jet age in 1944, the Spitfire, through continuous modification and development, remained at the forefront of fighter design and proved itself equal or superior to any of its competitors. During the same period, other variants of the Spitfire proved highly effective in the ...

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Overview

Probably the most famous fighter aircraft of all time, the Supermarine Spitfire's distinctive shape and sound mark it out from most other aircraft of the World War II period. From the biplane era of the 1930s to the start of the jet age in 1944, the Spitfire, through continuous modification and development, remained at the forefront of fighter design and proved itself equal or superior to any of its competitors. During the same period, other variants of the Spitfire proved highly effective in the photographic reconnaissance role. Alfred Price covers aspects of the aircraft’s history as diverse as the "Speed Spitfire," specially modified in 1938 for an attempt on the world landplane speed record. Fully illustrated, this is an ideal primer for those whose interest in the Spitfire is just beginning, while the details of all WWII key aviation battles are sure to add to the knowledge of those who are already familiar with this classic aircraft.

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"One of the best on the period and its arms, well organized and intense."  —Library Journal on One Day in a Long War
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752451077
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred Price is a former RAF aircrew officer and the author of more than 50 books on aviation subjects, including The Last Year of the Luftwaffe and
War In The Fourth Dimension, and One Day in a Long War.

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