Ultimate Spitfires

Peter Caygill

 
Date Published :
March 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
60 b/w illustration
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781844154166
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$39.95
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526782298
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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The Spitfire is probably Britain's best loved and admired airplane. It is also revered around the world. This book looks at the later marques that were modified for various special tasks and differed to a large degree from Supermarine's first early versions that saw action in the early days of World War II. New and more powerful Rolls-Royce engines replaced the well-tried Merlin, but increased the aircrafts performance in terms of speed and operational altitude. Subtle changes to wing design also increased the maneuverability and capability of these spectacular models that survived in the operational role until superseded by the introduction of jet-powered flight.

The content explains the design details, development and flight testing of twelve models and also contains their operational roles and history. Lengthy appendices will include Griffon-powered Spitfire aces, V1 rocket destruction aces, Griffon-powered Spitfire losses and where the survivors can be found.

About The Author
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Peter Caygill has had a lifelong interest in aviation history. His previous books The Darlington Spitfire (1840370769) and Spitfire Mark V in Action (1840372486) were both published by Airlife. He obtained a private pilot's license in 1979 and is a member of Cleveland Flying School.

REVIEWS
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“…a useful addition to the Spitfire literature …very fluid, readable narrative…”

- SpeedReaders.info

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