Aviation Classics - Supermarine Spitfire

The third in the ‘Aviation Classics’ series it features the quintessential British fighter of World War Two, the ‘Supermarine Spitfire’.

‘Fiery-tempered’, ‘easily aroused to anger’, ‘a device that emits fire – especially from a cannon’. Just some of the terms used to describe the Spitfire. An aircraft with a personality all of its own – docile at times, swift and deadly at others. A fighting machine ‘par excellence’.

Edited and compiled by Jarrod Cotter, who has edited a host of aviation titles and was co-author of the highly successful Haynes Avro Lancaster Manual in 2008, this 132 page glossy A4 perfect bound ‘bookazine’ includea the following –

  • The history behind the latest paint scheme applied to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire IIa P7350 – an aircraft that actually fought in the crucial aerial conflict of 1940.
  • No 19 Squadron – the first RAF unit to receive the legendary type while based at Duxford.
  • Photo Reconnaissance Spitfires – variants of the famous fighter which flew alone and unarmed to gather vital intelligence.

Author: Jarrod Cotter