Griffon Spitfire Aces

Griffon Spitfire Aces

by Andrew Thomas, Chris Davey
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Griffon Spitfire Aces by Andrew Thomas, Chris Davey

Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter of World War II. Squadrons moved to south-eastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, where daring pilots pioneered the technique of tipping the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate the bomb. Andrew Thomas also investigates the role played by the modified Spitfire squadrons after the V1 offensive, both in the attack on Germany and after the war in Malaya and Palestine. First-hand stories, photographs and colour profiles complete this account of the aces who flew the most powerful Spitfire variant ever built.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472801876
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Series: Aircraft of the Aces , #81
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 696,166
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's most pre-eminent RAF researchers, having published numerous squadron histories and seven volumes in the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series. He is presently a serving officer in the RAF.

Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Chris Davey has illustrated more than 20 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Aviation Elite Units series since 1994. He is one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business and has become Osprey's artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter, proving his undoubted skill when dealing with large aircraft subjects such as the Halifax and Sunderland.

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Griffon Spitfire Aces 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont like spitfires
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