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Spitfire: Flying Legend

Spitfire: Flying Legend

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{detailed description}Reginald Mitchell's aeronautical masterpiece, known as the Supermarine Spitfire, turned 60 in March 1996. Despite the passing of the decades since prototype K5054's first flight from Eastleigh aerodrome, the sight and sound of the RAF's most cherished fighter 'on the wing' is still guaranteed to prick the emotions of aircraft enthusiasts of all ages.
There are now over two-dozen Spitfires flying in the UK today, and John Dibbs has photographed them all in his own breathtaking style. However, this book is more than just a collection of stunning images - it also includes first-hand combat accounts from surviving Spitfire pilots of the calibre of Pete Brothers, George Unwin, Raymond Baxter, Don Healey, Ron Hitchcock, 'Jimmy' Taylor and 'Sammy' Sampson, amongst others.
Complimenting images of today's restored Spitfires is a selection of the best archival wartime shots available, which show the various marks in their true fighting environments across the globe. Finally, a detailed appendices by ex-Ministry of Air Publications officer Syd Paine describes each and every variant, and is illustrated by both professional shots taken at the time by Vickers Supermarine photographers and frontline combat footage.
FRONT COVER: Stephen Grey peers through the windscreen of his Spitfire LF IXE as he positions the fighter close-in behind John Dibbs in the T-6 cameraship, high over Cambridgeshire
{Author / Publisher / Date}by John Dibbs and Tony Holmes
published by Osprey 1997 reprint of 1996 1st. 192pp profusely illustrated, index, appendices 25x29
{condition}inscription to front free end-paper, slight edge-wear otherwise fine.
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