THE SPITFIRE STORY<br/>

THE SPITFIRE STORY

DVD - With the courage and skill of fighter aces like Johnnie Johnson, Sailor Malan and Bobby Tuck, the Supermarine Spitfire helped change the course of the war in favour of the Allies. The only match for the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Spitfire played a major role in the success of the Battle of Britain. The classic combination of airframe, Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and dual cannon/machine gun armament struck terror into the hearts of the enemy's most fearless flyers and won the aircraft a place in history as a timeless thoroughbred fighter. The Spitfire fought in the front line throughout the war, and rightly remains an aviation legend today. Combining dramatic wartime film with colour footage of surviving Spitfires in flight. This is the definitive documentary of a thoroughbred fighter.

BOOK - Arguably the most famous fighter of all time, the accompanying book continues the remarkable story of this iconic aircraft. From the end of the war until its final operational RAF sortie in 1954, the Spitfire was continually developed. A celebration of R.J. Mitchell's unique contribution to aviation history, The Spitfire Story contains a listing of preservation projects including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Appendices include technical specifications, significant milestones and a list of all airworthy airframes.

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