Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41 by Alfred PriceSpitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41 by Alfred Price

Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41

byAlfred PriceIllustratorKeith Fretwell

Paperback | November 15, 1996

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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.
Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the Royal Air Force, where he was a crewman on Vulcan bombers and specialised in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics. In a military flying career spanning fifteen years he logged over 4,000 flying hours. He left the service in 1974 and since then has been a full-time writer on avi...
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Title:Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.71 × 7.22 × 0.21 inPublished:November 15, 1996Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855326272

ISBN - 13:9781855326279

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Table of Contents

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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"This volume...is an exciting and formative read and a must for the personal libraries of Spitfire fans anywhere." -Jeff Troy, Park Pilot (Spring 2009)