Aviation Classics - Issue 3 - Spitfire
The third in the ‘Aviation Classics’ series it features the quintessential British fighter of World War Two, the ‘Supermarine Spitfire’.
‘Fiery-tempered’, ‘easily aroused to anger’, ‘a device that emits fire – especially from a cannon’. Just some of the terms used to describe the Spitfire. An aircraft with a personality all of its own - docile at times, swift and deadly at others. A fighting machine ‘par excellence’.
Edited and compiled by Jarrod Cotter, who has edited a host of aviation titles and was co-author of the highly successful Haynes Avro Lancaster Manual in 2008, this 132 page glossy A4 perfect bound 'bookazine' includea the following -
- The history behind the latest paint scheme applied to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire IIa P7350 - an aircraft that actually fought in the crucial aerial conflict of 1940.
- No 19 Squadron – the first RAF unit to receive the legendary type while based at Duxford.
- Photo Reconnaissance Spitfires – variants of the famous fighter which flew alone and unarmed to gather vital intelligence.
|8||Birth of a legend|
|10||P7’s new colours|
|18||Spitfire test pilot|
|24||Shuttleworth’s ‘missing’ gem|
|26||Historic Aircraft Flight|
|28||BBMF’s newest recruit|
|32||Goodwood’s Spitfire years|
|38||Spitfire ‘sky spies’|
|48||Alone and unarmed|
|54||Shark’s mouth ‘Spit’|
|56||Keep ’em flying|
|57||Rolls-Royce Merlin advertisement|
|70||‘Sailor’s’ top guns|
|74||The chosen squadron|
|84||Seafires in action|
|90||Inside the ‘Spit’|
|96||Spitfire fighter sweep sortie|
|112||The oldest ‘Spit’|