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THE SEAFIRE - The Spitfire that went to Sea

Brown, David

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ISBN 10: 0870219898 / ISBN 13: 9780870219894
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Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, (1989). reprint edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 208 pages, numerous illustrations, many appendices, index.--------------------------------- The Supermarine Spitfire was a British fighter that became a legend. A beautifully proportioned aeroplane, appealing to warrior and aesthete alike, it was designed as a short-range interceptor, to be flown from grass fields in Europe. One variant of the Spitfire, however, was regarded with considerably less enthusiasm than its parent. This was the Seafire, an adaptation ordered by the Royal Navy in 1941 when it was in desperate need of a modern fighter. The Seafire was flown from carrier decks all over the world, from the Arctic to the tropics.---------------------------------------------------To do the work of a cart-horse, the Navy had to use a thoroughbred. Used for purposes which the Spitfire's designer, the late Reginald Mitchell, had never envisaged, the Seafire's reputation became synonymous with unreliability, structural weakness and spectacular deck-landing accidents.Such a reputation, however, was undeserved, and this book sets the record straight. Seafires were in fact delivered to the Royal Navy in greater number than any other aircraft in the Service's aviation history. The Seafire generally succeeded in its primary role — of short-range interceptor —and also did well when pressed into secondary roles. The fastest low-level fighter afloat up to the beginning of 1945, in the hands of an experienced pilot there was no contemporary fighter it could not outfight or escape from.------------------------------------------------------The Seafire: The Spitfire that Went to Sea describes the technical development and combat career of this misunderstood aircraft. The book analyses in detail its weaknesses and also its surprising number of strengths. Synthesising information from contemporary records and interviews with pilots and ground crews who flew and serviced the aircraft, the author — himself a one-time naval aviator — has produced a unique account-in-depth of the Seafire. N° de ref. de la librería 33224

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