Spitfire: The Illustrated Biography by Jonathan Glancey
English | April 7th, 1998 | ASIN: B00KEW8K8S, ISBN: 1843547996 | 272 Pages | EPUB | 1.91 MB
It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance of Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940. Flown by pilots of many nations, it saw service as far afield as Australia and the Soviet Union.