By Peter Caygill
The Spitfire is maybe Britain's most sensible enjoyed and popular plane. it's also respected around the globe. This publication appears to be like on the later marques that have been converted for varied specified projects and differed to a wide measure from Supermarine's first early models that observed motion within the early days of worldwide struggle II. New and extra robust Rolls-Royce engines changed the well-tried Merlin, yet elevated the aircrafts functionality by way of velocity and operational altitude. sophisticated alterations to wing layout additionally elevated the maneuverability and strength of those fantastic types that survived within the operational position until eventually outmoded by means of the creation of jet-powered flight.
The content material explains the layout information, improvement and flight trying out of twelve versions and likewise comprises their operational roles and heritage. long appendices will comprise Griffon-powered Spitfire aces, V1 rocket destruction aces, Griffon-powered Spitfire losses and the place the survivors should be found.
“…a valuable addition to the Spitfire literature …very fluid, readable narrative…”