Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41 (Paperback)

By Alfred Price, Keith Fretwell (Illustrator)
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Spitfire Mk Is and IIs served only briefly in the frontline with the RAF, but their pilots were responsible for achieving impressive scores against the Luftwaffe during 1940/41. This volume details the RAF's first aces of World War 2 who helped stem the German tide during Britain's struggle for survival in the bitter years between 1939 and 1941. Early-mark Spitfires were notorious for their light armament, overheating engines and short range, but during the dogfights over Dunkirk and south-east England, then the first tentative sweeps across France, many pilots achieved scores of note.

About the Author

Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the RAF until 1974. Since then he has been a full-time aviation historian and writer, and is acknowledged as a leading authority on the Spitfire. He is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire Manual.

Praise For…

"This volume...is an exciting and formative read and a must for the personal libraries of Spitfire fans anywhere." -Jeff Troy, Park Pilot (Spring 2009)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855326279
ISBN-10: 1855326272
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: November 15th, 1996
Pages: 100
Language: English
Series: Aircraft of the Aces (Osprey)