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Griffon Spitfire Aces

Griffon Spitfire Aces
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Griffon Spitfire Aces
by Osprey
Author: Andrew Thomas
Publish Year: 2008
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147637450
Mfg. part #: OSPACE081
Type: Softcover

Description

Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter of World War II. Squadrons moved to south-eastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, where daring pilots pioneered the technique of tipping the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate the bomb. Andrew Thomas also investigates the role played by the modified Spitfire squadrons after the V1 offensive, both in the attack on Germany and after the war in Malaya and Palestine. First-hand stories, photographs and color profiles complete this account of the aces who flew the most powerful Spitfire variant ever built.