The Legend Lives On

Spitfire cover


The Legend Lives On


The Spitfire turns 80 on 5 March 2016, and the passion for the RAF's best-loved fighter is running at an all-time high. There are more than 50 Spitfires flying in the world today, and John Dibbs has shot virtually all of them 'on the wing' in his breathtaking style.
This eye-catching book combines a unique collection of stunning photos with poignant first-hand accounts of flying the aeroplane in combat, from some of the most famous aces to ever pilot the Spitfire, and from some of the pilots forgotten by history. Chronicling the history of the most iconic of British aircraft this is a 'must have' purchase for aviation enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC/ Introduction by Phill O'Dell / Author's Preface / The Early Marks / Spitfire Mk V / Spitfire Mk VIIIs / MH434 / Spitfires in Blue / Packard Merlin Spitfire / Griffon Spitfires / Seafires / Spitfire Spectacular / From the Archive

Product details

Published 19 May 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 224
ISBN 9781472815507
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 95 b/w, 90 col
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Tony Holmes

Having initially worked for Osprey as an author in…


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