RAF Second World War Fighters in Profile

More than 280 Highly Detailed Full Colour Aircraft Designs

Chris Sandham-Bailey

Date Published :
September 2021
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
200 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911658061
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock


RAF Second World War Fighters in Profile features more than 280 highly detailed profiles of 15 different aircraft types flown by the Royal Air Force between 1939 and 1945. Full specifications and histories are included for British and Commonwealth fighters operated on all fronts during the conflict, from the iconic Supermarine Spitfire to US lend-lease types such as the Bell P-39 Airacobra and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and everything in between.

Written and illustrated throughout by renowned aviation artist Chris Sandham-Bailey, this book offers exquisitely drawn profile views and scale plans of aircraft such as Hawker's Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest, plus the Westland Whirlwind, Boulton Paul Defiant and more. Covering all of the RAF's high-performance wartime machines, this is indispensable reading for enthusiasts and modellers alike.

About The Author

Leicestershire-based father of two Chris Sandham-Bailey comes from a family with strong ties to aviation and grew up in Somerset to the sound of Sea Harriers from Yeovilton (an aircraft he still has a passion for). An artist from an early age he has a degree in Art/History of Art, combining these two to produce several thousand profiles over the last decade for books and magazines along with commissions for the Luftwaffe and RAF. He has covered all aspects of aviation from the pre-war years to the latest, both civilian and military. When time allows he has also authored the text for articles and books. He claims his job is ‘just colouring in aircraft’ but this belies the huge amount of research and effort he puts into every one of his detailed and accurate designs.


"...will be of great interest to modelers and aircraft historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"...the color illustrations are fantastic and provide modelers and wargamers with lots of camouflage schemes for tabletop inspiration."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"With 'Profile' in the name it is readily apparent what the focus of the book will be, and the author does not disappoint! There are so many various paint schemes and markings covered by these beautiful profiles on each aircraft the modeler will have inspiration for years to come."


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