Griffon Spitfire Aces cover

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Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter of World War II. Squadrons moved to south-eastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, where daring pilots pioneered the technique of tipping the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate the bomb. Andrew Thomas also investigates the role played by the modified Spitfire squadrons after the V1 offensive, both in the attack on Germany and after the war in Malaya and Palestine. First-hand stories, photographs and colour profiles complete this account of the aces who flew the most powerful Spitfire variant ever built.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472802415
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 93 b/w; 32 col
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 81
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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