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Spitfire vs Bf 109 By Tony Holmes

Spitfire vs Bf 109 by Tony Holmes

Condition - Very Good
$21.49
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Summary

Explains what it felt like to be a fighter pilot during those crucial moments of the Battle of Britain flying some of the iconic planes to have ever graced the skies. This volume details the pilots' training, British and German tactics, and the development of the models that were in use at the time - the Spitfire Mk I/II and the Bf 109E.

Spitfire vs Bf 109 Summary

Spitfire vs Bf 109: Battle of Britain by Tony Holmes

This book will explain what it felt like to be a fighter pilot during those crucial moments of the Battle of Britain flying some of the most iconic planes to have ever graced the skies during a combat when both man and machine were tested to the limit. This volume details the pilots' training, British and German tactics, and the development of the models that were in use at the time - the Spitfire Mk I/II and the Bf 109E. The key elements of both aircraft types are also explored through the first-hand accounts from the men who strapped themselves into these now-legendary machines and became embroiled in the world's first major aerial battle.

Spitfire vs Bf 109 Reviews

"With a wealth of first-hand accountsfrom the veterans who strapped themselves into these legendary machines as well as illustrations and cockpit-view artwork, this book puts the reader in the midst of a dogfight, providing a unique insight into one of the greatest duels of history in the world's first major aerial battle." --Flying Models (April 2008)

"Tony Holmes' Spitfire vs. BF 109: Battle of Britain uses first-hand accounts from veterans who flew the planes to chart strategy, narrowing the focus to reconaissance units and analyzing their procedures." --The California Bookwatch (January 2008)

"Tony Holmes covers all these salient features; design and development, technical specs, strategic situtation, the combatants, and a selection of combats that took place between the two... In all, an excellent addition to what is sure to become a popular series. I know you will enjoy it as much as I did." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (November 2007)

About Tony Holmes

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Asia and Australia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994. The author lives in Kent, UK.

Additional information

GOR003788884
9781846031908
1846031907
Spitfire vs Bf 109: Battle of Britain by Tony Holmes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-11-06
80
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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