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Supermarine Spitfire Mk V 1 In Europe And North Africa – Wingleader Photo Archive No. 6

AUTHOR – Neil Robinson & Mark Postlethwaite

PUBLISHER – Wingleader

FORMAT – Softback

PAGES – 80


ISBN – 978 1 906592 72 2

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Category: Product ID: 8559


The Spitfire V was originally designed as an interim variant.  Based on the Mk I/II airframe, but powered by a Merlin 45, the Mk V entered service in early 1941, and was marginally better than the Me 109F at high altitude and more heavily armed (Mk Vb). The Mk Vc appeared in October 1941, fitted with the universal ‘c’ wing (developed for the Mk III), which could carry either eight machine guns, four 20mm cannon, or two cannon and four machine guns – the two cannon/four machine gun combination being the most common. Holding its advantage over the Me 109F during the summer, the operational debut of the FW 190A in September 1941, found the Mk V somewhat outclassed, but despite this, it remained the main RAF fighter until the summer of 1942, when the Mk IX was introduced, but low level LF Mk Vb and Vcs remained in use into 1944. The Mk V was also used in large numbers overseas, in the defence of Malta, and in the North African and Far East campaigns, as well as equipping several other countries’ air forces, including the USAAF.  Although it would be impossible to cover every aspect of the Mk V’s operational service in 80 pages,  the selection of photos will inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of this classic fighter.  This book contains approx. 120 original wartime/pre-war photos and 6 in-depth colour profiles

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