Spitfire, by Holmes, Tony
- ISBN: 9781472812797 | 1472812794
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/19/2015
The Spitfire is an icon of World War II. It was a beautiful and effective fighter plane that became the darling of the British public, defending the skies during the Battle of Britain in deadly, swirling dogfights with the fighters of Nazi Germany. The Spitfire's fighting ability and superb handling meant it was loved by British, Canadian and American pilots alike.
This is a complete reference guide to the world's most famous fighter aircraft, exploring its history, its strengths and weaknesses and its combat performance in battles all over the world. Drawing on a wealth of research, detailed illustrations and contemporary photographs, this book reveals how the Spitfire became a legend of military aviation.