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 Spitfireas afinest 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|