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Bursting with exciting full-colour illustrations, colour artwork and contemporary photographs, this is a handy, complete guide to the most famous military aircraft in history.

The Spitfire is an icon of World War II, becoming the darling of the British public through defending the skies during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire's combat ability and superb handling meant it was loved by British, Commonwealth and American pilots alike, leading to a level of global public recognition which is unparalleled amongst other aircraft – everyone recognises and connects with the iconic Spitfire.

Spitfire is a complete reference guide to the world's most famous fighter aircraft, exploring its history, its strengths and weaknesses and its combat performance, using exciting full colour artwork and detailed illustrations throughout.

Table of Contents


Design and Development
Technical Specifications
Combat Use
Spitfire Aces


Product details

Published 20 May 2015
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 144
ISBN 9781472812797
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 37 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 130 x 190 mm
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Tony Holmes

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