The Spitfire is the most famous aircraft ever made. Although the Hawker Hurricane was actually responsible for more "kills" during the Battle of Britain, the Supermarine Spitfire has come to symbolise that vital struggle in the summer of 1940. In 'Spitfire', David Oliver describes how a typical interception mission was performed during the Battle of Britain, the best way for a Spitfire to shoot down a German bomber, what to do - and what not do to - when tangling with a Messerschmitt Bf-109. This is completely fresh look at the only British fighter to remain in production throughout World War II.
Includes giant fold-out 3-view.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 08 / 1999
- 199 x 272mm