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ACE 005 Late Mark Spitfire Aces 1942–45

ACE 005 Late Mark Spitfire Aces 1942–45
Autor: Alfred Price
Data publikacji: 1995-09-11
ISBN: 9781855325753
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 100
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Opis produktu:

Although the Spitfire is undoubtedly best known for its exploits against the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain, its later war service with Fighter Command on all fronts against the Axis alliance was equally as important. This volume features the exploits of pilots who turned the tide against the Luftwaffe on the Western European and Mediterranean fronts, as well as the Japanese in the Far East, flying Spitfire Mk VIs, VIIs, VIIIs, IXs XIIs and XIVs. Names like Johnnie Johnson, Neville Duke and Donald Kingaby, plus a myriad of lesser known British, Polish, Canadian, American, Australian, Czech, Free French, New Zealand and Norwegian pilots, and their aircraft, are all covered in this book.

Contents
  • A New and More Potent Spitfire
  • Enter the Griffon-Engined Spitfire
  • Ramrods; Rodeos; Roadsteads, Rhubarbs and Circuses
  • The Leading Aces
  • Spitfire versus the V1 Flying Bomb
  • Four Major Improvements
  • Australian Spitifre Aces 1942-45
  • Appendices

Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the Royal Air Force, where he was a crewman on Vulcan bombers and specialized in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics. In a military flying career spanning fifteen years he logged over 4,000 flying hours. He left the service in 1974 and since then has been a full-time writer on aviation subjects. He is author of 46 books and more than 200 magazine articles. He holds a PhD in History from Loughborough University and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.



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