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Spitfire: Life of the Legend

by Robert Jackson
 
Spitfire: the Life of the Legend charts the evolution of the Supermarine Spitfire, from its early forebears and the Schneider Trophy racers to the last of the breed. Using many unpublished photos, first-person accounts, unique memorabilia, and special “up-close” images of key marks, the story of this iconic aircraft—arguably the most

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Spitfire: the Life of the Legend charts the evolution of the Supermarine Spitfire, from its early forebears and the Schneider Trophy racers to the last of the breed. Using many unpublished photos, first-person accounts, unique memorabilia, and special “up-close” images of key marks, the story of this iconic aircraft—arguably the most famous fighter of all time—is recounted in vivid detail. Audible throughout are the voices of those who flew the “Spit,” and whose remarkable endeavors ensured the aircraft’s lasting legacy as a symbol of hope and defiance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435126077
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/02/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Born in 1941 in the North Yorkshire village of Melonsby, Robert Jackson was educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire, England. He was defense correspondent for a major newspaper group, and is today a full-time writer and lecturer, mainly on aerospace and defense issues. Jackson is the author of over a hundred books on aviation, naval, and military subjects, including operational histories of aircraft such as Hunter, Canberra, Mosquito, F-86 Sabre, and P-51 Mustang, in addition to in-depth historical studies, such as the Battle of the Baltic, Dunkirk and Arnhem—the Battle Remembered. He was Squadron Leader in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

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