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Aircraft of the Aces #16: Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45

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Publisher Comments:

As the first Spitfire variant to see extensive service outside of Britain, the Mk V fought the Axis alliance over the deserts of North Africa, the waters of the Mediterranean and the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean off the northern coast of Australia. Initially produced in haste to combat the arrival of new German fighters (the Bf 109F and the Fw 190) on the Channel front, the Mk V had been created simply by pairing a Mk I or II fuselage with the new Merlin 45 engine - so successfully that some 6479 airframes were eventually built. Although often outclassed (particularly on the Channel front by the Fw 190) by later generation fighters, the Mk V nevertheless proved to be a worthy opponent when flown by pilots of the calibre of Malan, Tuck, Johnson, Beurling, Caldwell and Duke, who all enjoyed success with it thanks to its agility and increased armament.

Synopsis:

A fantastic look at the British "workhorse" of the war.

About the Author

Ex-RAF aircrew, Dr. Alfred Price works as an aviation author and defence analyst. He has written several titles on the Spitfire for the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855326354
Author:
Price, Alfred
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Fretwell, Keith
Author:
Price, Alfred
Author:
Fretwell, Keith
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Spitfire (fighter planes)
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Spitfire
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19971115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.7 x 7.2 x .3 in .7 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » British Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General

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