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This book combines two books published in 1974 and 1985 by Ian Allan Ltd under the titles Spitfire at War and Spitfire at War 2

The Spitfire was the most famous aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. It remained in production for twelve years which brack- etted the hardest-fought and technically most innovatory war in history. When the last one rolled off the production line more than 22,000 had been built. Never before, and rarely since, has an airframe design been so successfully, continuously, aggressively and thoroughly developed. At the end of its development life the Spitfire carried an engine giving more than twice the power and weighing about three-quarters more than the original, had its maximum speed increased by a quarter, its rate of climb almost doubled, its maximum take-off weight more than doubled and its fire-power increased by a factor of five. The Spitfire was unsurpassed as an air-superiority fighter for most of the nine years following its first flight and remained in frontline service in the Royal Air Force for a further nine years after that.
In this book Alfred Price has made an objective analysis of the Spitfire legend. The result is a unique account which casts new light not only on the Spitfire, but also on the nature of air combat during the Second World War.
If you flew Spitfires or serviced them, or even fought against them, or if you wish to learn what it was like to have done these things, then this is the book for you.

2000 Hardcover 220mmX296mmx25mm 1.2kg 299 pages Please click here to ask a question
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