Spitfire: Flying Legend by John Dibbs & Tony Holmes lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Osprey Aviation, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: REGINALD MITCHELLs aeronautical masterpiece, known as the Supermarine Spitfire, approaches the 60th anniversary of its finest hour, the Battle of Britain. Despite the passing of the decades since prototype K5054s first flight from Eastleigh aerodrome, the sight and sound of the RAFs most cherished fighter on the wing is still guaranteed to prick the emotions of aircraft enthusiasts of all ages.
There are now over two-dozen Spitfires flying in the UK today, and John Dibbs has photographed them all in his breathtaking style. However, this book is more than just a collection of stunning images it also includes first-hand combat accounts from surviving Spitfire pilots of the calibre of Pete Brothers, George Unwin, Raymond Baxter, Don Healey, Ron Hitchcock, Jimmy Taylor and Sammy Sampson, amongst others.
Complementing images of todays restored Spitfires is a selection of the best archival wartime shots available, which show the various marks in their true fighting environments across the globe. Finally, detailed appendices by ex-Ministry of Air Publications officer Syd Paine describe each and every variant, and are illustrated by both professional shots taken at the time by Vickers-Supermarine photographers and frontline combat footage.
Introduction by: Alan Deere
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Index. 11¼” x 9¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military Air Force category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!