By Edward Ward (Author)

Spitfire offers a compact illustrated guide to this most iconic of aircraft, with chapters divided by type and time period.
If asked to name a British aircraft of World War II, many people would pick the Spitfire. In production and frontline service throughout the war, this Supermarine design matured to become one of the greatest fighter aircraft of all time. Find out about the Mk VB, the most numerous and hardy model that served in every theater of war, including flying with the Soviet Air Force on the Eastern Front; marvel at EN409, a Mk XI that achieved a speed record of 975 km/h (606 mph) in high-speed diving trials; learn about the Spitfire’s role in the Dieppe Raid in 1942, where the Mk Vs and Mk IXs flew over 2,000 sorties in support of the landing; and discover well-known Spitfire pilots, included “Johnnie” Johnson, who shot down 34 enemy aircraft and who flew the Spitfire right through his operational career from late 1940 to 1945.

Edward Ward is a writer and illustrator who has written on a variety of aviation subjects for over ten years. As well as his books, he has produced many articles for aviation journals both in print and online and is a regular contributor to the Hush Kit aviation blog.

Pub Date: 1/2/2024

ISBN: 9781838863241

Price: $27.99 / $36.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 128 pages, 120 color illus.

Trim: 6.68 x 8.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

Category: Reference

Publisher: Amber Books

Carton Quantity: 28

Series: Technical Guides