Supermarine Fighter Aircraft

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  • ISBN: 9781861266491
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  • Publ Date: 2004-05-31
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  • Binding: HardBack
  • Pages: 160
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  • ID - 186808


The firm of Vickers Supermarine is rightly famous for the Spitfire, perhaps the best-loved and most recognizable aircraft in the world. It was a fighter par excellence, continually updated and modified to keep up with axis aircraft development. This development kept the Spitfire in active service throughout the war, and the story of this development is told in fascinating detail in this book. However, the Spitfire was not Supermarine's only fighter and this deeply researched book also discusses the Spitfire's experimental predecessors and, more importantly, the aircraft that came after it. These include the navalised version--the Seafire, and the ultimate development of the Spitfire theme--the Spiteful and the Seafang. And Victor Bingham goes further, discussing the jet fighters designed by the firm--the Attacker and the Swift. Concluding with a brief examination of the Scimitar, this book covers every fighter product of this famous manufacturer. Illustrated with archive photos and the superb cutaway artworks of Lyndon Jones, this will be required reading for fans of the Spitfire and anyone interested in the heady early days of jet aircraft development in Britain.



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