Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939–41

Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939–41 cover

Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939–41

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Spitfire Mk Is and IIs served only briefly in the frontline with the RAF, but their pilots were responsible for achieving impressive scores against the Luftwaffe during 1940/41. This volume details the RAF's first aces of World War 2 who helped stem the German tide during Britain's struggle for survival in the bitter years between 1939 and 1941. Early-mark Spitfires were notorious for their light armament, overheating engines and short range, but during the dogfights over Dunkirk and south-east England, then the first tentative sweeps across France, many pilots achieved scores of note.

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Introduction/Initial Encounters/Improving the Breed/Battle of Britain/Further Improvements and New Tactics/Over to the Offensive/Top Spitfire Mk I/II Aces/Two Aces Profiled/Appendices

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Published Nov 15 1996
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855326279
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 12
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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