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Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP ACE12
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Author: Alfred Price
Illustrator: Keith Fretwell

About this book
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.

  • 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
Paperback; November 1996; 100 pages; ISBN: 9781855326279

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