Spitfire Flying Legend (Paperback Edition)

Spitfire Flying Legend (Paperback Edition)

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As much a national hero as Wellington, Nelson or Montgomery, the Supermarine Spitfire has become the most recognisable icon of World War 2 for several generations of Britons. From the throaty growl of its Rolls-Royce Merlin or Griffon, to its beautifully tapered elliptical wings, the Spitfire is a true aeronautical thoroughbred. Regarded by many as the saviour of the Sceptred Isle 'in its darkest hour', the Spitfire is without a doubt the most famous combat aircraft the world has ever seen. The year 2000 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Spitfirea€™s a€˜finest houra€™. This lavishly illustrated volume makes a stunning pictorial tribute to the airworthy survivors of today.abovi and right With so few Spitfires surviving the scrappera#39;s torch after the war. it seems unbelievable that two former ... Tragically, Nick Grace was killed in a car crash in October 1988. but his widow, Carolyn Grace (also an accomplished pilot ), vowed to keep the Spitfire a#39;in the familya#39;, ... thus making herthe onty female owner/operator of a Spitfire in the world She is flying ML407 in this sequence of shotsanbsp;...

Title:Spitfire Flying Legend (Paperback Edition)
Author:John Dibbs, Tony Holmes
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2000


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