The Mk I first flew in 1936 and the type entered RAF service in 1938. Wartime development was rapid. Part of the success story was the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. As this improved, so did the Spitfire. The Mk V was built in greater numbers than any other model and provided Fighter Command's backbone during 1941-1942.
Profiles, photographs and specification details are included.
The Spitfire Mks VI-F.24 book is published as part of the Combat Legend series which is the perfect introduction for the general reader, enthusiast and modeler alike wishing to find a succinct yet detailed introduction to the design and history of the aircraft that have made history.
This book covers the latter part of the Spitfire’s career, with versions developed for special roles.