Supermarine Fighter Aircraft
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||February 2004|
|INSIDE:||56 b&w photos, 40 drawings|
The firm of Vickers Supermarine is rightly famous for the Spitfire, perhaps the best-loved and most recognisable aircraft in the world. It was a fighter par excellence, continually updated and modified. This development kept the Spitfire in active service throughout the war, and the development is told here in fascinating detail.
However, the Spitfire was not Supermarines only fighter and this book also discusses the Spitfires experimental predecessors and the aircraft that came after it. These include the navalised version Ð the Seafire, and the ultimate development of the Spitfire theme Ð the Spiteful and the Seafang.
This will be required reading for fans of the Spitfire and anyone interested in the heady early days of jet aircraft development in Britain.