Portuguese Fighter Colours 1919-1956

Piston-engine fighters

Luis Armando Tavares, Armando Jorge Soares

Date Published :
April 2016
Publisher :
Series :
White Series
Illustration :
b/w photos, color photos and color profiles
No associated books available.


The newest volume in MMP's “Rainbow Series” covers the colors and markings of all the piston-engine fighters that served with the Portuguese military from the end of WW1 to the 1960s. A small nation with modest-sized air arms, Portugal nonetheless used a wide variety of iconic fighter aircraft over this period, from the SPAD S.VII of WW1 to the F-47 Thunderbolt after WW2. French, British and American aircraft were used, including such famous types as the Hawker Fury and Hurricane, the Spitfire and the Bell P-39 Airacobra.

This profusely illustrated book covers all these aircraft, with brief details of their service use and comprehensive details of the colors and markings they carried. Besides the many photos, full color profiles illustrate the markings used. Detailed color notes and precise description and illustration of national markings over the period complete a book that will be invaluable to aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modelers.

Brief author biog./credentials: The authors are keen students of aviation history, with a longtime interest in their country’s military aircraft.

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