80 pages - 1996 - Used, very good condition
In this beautiful book, which is magnificently illustrated with photographs, the author shares his artistic point of view of a flying legend : the Spitfire.
|Book cover finish
||Offset varnish, Bradel, Hardcover ( square back binding )
||First edition, Slightly damaged dust jacket, Original edition ( O.E. or Or.E )
||Used, very good condition
|Number of pages
||25 x 31 x 1.175 cm
|| Jeremy Flack
||Promotional Reprint Company Ltd
The Supermarine Spitfire is the most famous of all British fighters. Designed by Reginald J. Mitchell at a time when all serving R.A.F. fighter aircraft were canvas - covered biplanes, the prototype first flew on March 5th, 1936. Over 20,000 Spitfires were to be produced in over 40 variants and it was used as a fighter, in the ground - attack and photo - reconnaissance roles and even - as the Seafire - from aircraft carriers.
By the early 1960s just a handful of Spitfires remained in flying condition and it was the making of the film The Battle of Britain which was to turn the tide on the extinction of airworthy Spifires. Today* nearly 50 can be seen flying including those of the R.A.F.'s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which serves as a tribute to those men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Second World War, fighting for our freedom. ( ... )
* In 1996.