By Alfred Price

Printed: 1991

Publisher: Promotional Reprint Co. Leicester

Dimensions 22 × 30 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 22 x 30 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Binding the same as the cover.

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The Supermarine Spitfire, the only British fighter to be manufactured before, during and after the Second World War, was designed as a short-range fighter capable of defending Britain from bomber attack and achieved legendary status fulfilling this role during the Battle of Britain. According to fighter ace J.E. “Johnnie” Johnson, it was the best conventional defensive fighter of the war.

The fighter evolved into a multi-role aircraft capable of operating in different environments. For example, the Spitfire was a pioneer in the role of the unarmed, photo reconnaissance (P.R.) aircraft that relied on high speed and high altitude to avoid detection and attack.

Post-war the Spitfire was to continue to serve as a front line fighter and in secondary roles for several air forces well into the 1950s. The last offensive sorties made by RAF Spitfires were flown by 60 Squadron Mk XVIIIs over Malaya on 1 January 1951.

Alfred Price FRHistS, (1936 – January 29, 2017) was a popular author on aviation and related topics. He wrote over 40 books and 200 magazine articles. Price served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) as an aircrew officer. Price received his PhD in history from Loughborough University.

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