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Flight Craft 15: The Supermarine Spitfire (Kindle)

The Mark V and its Variants

WWII Aviation Modelling Photo eBooks Colour eBooks

By Lance Cole
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Series: Flight Craft
File Size: 20.4 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781526710505
Published: 16th October 2018

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The story of the Supermarine Spitfire has been told across many years and the debate about it is enduring, yet the Spitfire remains a true icon. For aviation enthusiasts, for historians, for modellers, the word Spitfire conjures many stories and affections. This book presents the Spitfire enthusiast with an up-to-date history of the Spitfire – not just in its design and application in war, but also as a flying memorial and as an aero modellers’ vital focus.

The text examines recently revealed forgotten aspects of the Spitfire story; by combining the elements of design, the story of a weapon of war and a revered scale model, this book frames an essential chapter in aviation history. Packed with original and contemporary images and information, and displaying unique Spitfire model collections, the narrative bridges an important gap and is a worthy addition to the Flight Craft series.

Well written and informative, a rewarding read. Text is complimented by an excellent selection of photographs, most of which I have never seen before. The colour profiles I also like as they are not the flat digital images that seem to be the norm nowadays. Overall an excellent book and extremely good value, just buy it I doubt very much you will be dissapointed.

Anthony Hart

About Lance Cole

Lance Cole (48) has been a journalist and author for over 25 years. He was the 1983 Sir William Lyons Scholar and has written features and news items for all the major automotive and aviation titles. Syndicated worldwide, he has also been a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The South China Post, and numerous imprints. He is a regular broadcaster – including with BBC Radio 4. He is the author of 8 books - notably Vickers VC10 with a Foreword by Brian Trubshaw, and Heavies – voted by Alan de Botton as one of his favourite books. Lance is well known for his regular opinions in Flight International magazine. He is a glider pilot and trained designer.

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