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Spitfire: The History Hardcover – Jun 1987


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  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Key Books Ltd; First Edition edition (Jun. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0946219109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946219100
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 21.8 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Supermarine Spitfire became a legend. More importantly it represented a symbol of hope for a nation faced with certain invasion if air defence could not be maintained. Many other aircraft went to war for Britain, but none emerged with quite the same aura as this classic and long-lived fighter. 'Spitfire: the History' is the most detailed reference work yet compiled on R J Mitchell's design masterpiece, representing 25 years of research which took its authors into the remotest regions of archival territory. The scope is immense, covering 7l related type numbers and encodifying information on more than 22,500 aircraft. Rare documents, photographs and drawings define the evolution to an unprecedented degree, embracing Seafire, Spiteful and Seafang developments to create a unique record.

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This is a replacement for an original copy which has given up the ghost after several years of hard graft, and this one is likely to get the same treatment.
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By I. A. Dickson on 15 Dec. 2009
The greatest book ever written about the greatest aeroplane that ever flew! No more need be said, really.
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The most informative tome on this plane extant, but short of technical facts. 9 Aug. 2013
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For instance, there are very few if any words about the Spit's SLOW rate of Roll, which was it's most serious handicap.
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