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Supermarine Seafire: books - history and technology

A book on the Supermarine Seafire? Explore here our selection of books covering the history and technology of Supermarine fighter aircraft.

Fleet Air Arm Legends: Supermarine Seafire

Renowned naval aviation author Matthew Willis tells the story of the Supermarine Seafire - a navalised version of the famous Spitfire adapted for use on aircraft carriers.
Some 2646 examples were built and saw action with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm from November 1942 until after the Korean War in the early 1950s. It was involved in combat during the Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch), the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy, the D-Day landings, and Operation Dragoon in southern France.
With the Pacific fleet, the Seafire proved capable of intercepting and destroying the feared Japanese kamikaze attack aircraft.

Author:Matthew Willis
Specs:114 pages, 24 x 17.5 x 0.5 cm / 9 x 6.9 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Mortons Media Group (GB, 2020)
Book: Fleet Air Arm Legends: Supermarine Seafire

Fleet Air Arm Legends: Supermarine Seafire

Language: English

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Seafire F III vs A6M Zero - Pacific Theatre (Osprey)

Products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire F III and the A6M Zero were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have.
The Zero, extremely nimble at low speeds was purpose-built as a shipboard fighter. In contrast, the Spitfire was intended to operate from established airfields, and needed to be adapted as a carrier fighter.
The book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the British Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanese Zero.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - The Strategic Situation - Technical Specifications - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and analysis - Aftermath - conclusion - Bibliography - Further Reading - Glossary.

Author:Donald Nijboer, Jim Laurier
Specs:80 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2009)
Series:Duel (16)
Book: Seafire F III vs A6M Zero - Pacific Theatre (Osprey)

Seafire F III vs A6M Zero - Pacific Theatre

Language: English

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Scimitar - Supermarine's Last Fighter

Scimitar - Supermarine's Last Fighter

Richard A. Franks

English | paperback | 120 p. | 2010

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