The Spitfire Story

The Spitfire Story


By (author) Dr. Alfred Price

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 272mm x 24mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 184425819X
  • ISBN 13: 9781844258192
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revisedtion ed.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 427,363

Product description

The Spitfire is probably the most famous Second World War fighter aircraft. Alfred Price, international authority on the Spitfire, traces the life of the aircraft that has become a living legend. From the original design concept of Reginald Mitchell to the first flight in 1936, and on through 12 years of continuous development, this extensively illustrated history of the Spitfire has benefited from the help of many people engaged in the design, production and testing of the Spitfire, in particular Jeffrey Quill, the former Chief Test Pilot for Supermarine.

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Author information

Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the RAF until 1974. Since then he has been a full-time aviation historian and writer, and is acknowledged as a world authority on the Spitfire. He is co-author of Haynes Manuals on the Supermarine Spitfire and Avro Vulcan.

Table of contents

Fully redesigned new edition of the best single-source reference to the Spitfire, published to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. First published in 1982, this is a classic book on a classic aircraft. Illustrated with over 350 archive photographs. Includes interviews with former RAF and Luftwaffe pilots. Includes detailed appendices.