Fleet Air Arm Legends: Supermarine Seafire

Matthew Willis

A history of the Supermarine Seafire - a naval version of the famous Spitfire.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
80 drawings and photos, 15 color illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911658290
Pages : 116
Dimensions : 9.7 X 7.2 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Renowned naval aviation author Matthew Willis tells the story of the Supermarine Seafire – a navalized version of the famous Spitfire adapted for use on aircraft carriers. Some 2646 examples were built and saw action with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm from November 1942 until after the Korean War in the early 1950s. It was involved in combat during the Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch), the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy, the D-Day landings, and Operation Dragoon in southern France. With the Pacific fleet, the Seafire proved capable of intercepting and destroying the feared Japanese kamikaze attack aircraft.


"Those interested in aircraft modeling will appreciate the color plates and photographs much as naval aviation enthusiasts interested in the Fleet Air Arm. While the 120+ color / black and white images are great, the greatest strength of the text is the inclusion of eyewitness accounts of flying the Seafire."

- Naval Historical Foundation

"The author does a superb job of telling the story of this interesting aircraft...When one adds in the great pilot stories, excellent choice of period photos and the nicely done full color profiles, you have a book that is a must for the enthusiast and modeler alike."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"...combines archive research and contemporary experience including unpublished accounts and pilot comparisons between the Seafire and other types, with comprehensive data...of great interest to modelers that plan to build a Seafire model and to naval historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"The book includes 124 black and white photos, one black and white illustration, 10 color photos, and 13 color side profiles with a variety of camouflage colorings. Short. Sweet. Enjoyed it."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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