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The Spitfire is probably the most famous Second World War fighter aircraft. Alfred Price, international authority on the Spitfire, traces the life of the aircraft that has become a living legend. From the original design concept of Reginald Mitchell to the first flight in 1936, and on through 12 years of continuous development, this extensively illustrated history of the Spitfire has benefited from the help of many people engaged in the design, production and testing of the Spitfire, in particular Jeffrey Quill, the former Chief Test Pilot for Supermarine. BTW we have Quill's book as well) review >>> this book is full of anecdotes by the rest of "The Few" Book is approx 1.4kilo to post, 256 engrossing crisply presented pp. Faults? bump to lower edge rear boads. review >>> Five stars are not enough for this excellent work.