Supermarine Seafire by Kev Darling
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Supermarine Seafire
By Kev Darling

Supermarine Seafire

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Supermarine Seafire by Kev Darling

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Always overshadowed by its far more famous sibling the Spitfire, the Seafire was an aircraft adapted initially in haste to fill a large gap in the Fleet Air Arm's fighter inventory. The first Seafires were developed from the early marks of Rolls-Royce Merlin-powered Spitfore, but although the structure was strengthened to absorb some of the landing loads characteristic of carrier operation, the airframe would exhibit some alarming failures; a trait that continued through the life of the type. The next series of Seafires were Griffon powered and followed their RAF counterparts in introducing blow canopies and, later, modified wing planforms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861269904
ISBN-10: 1861269900
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 220mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kev Darling

Kev Darling spent more than twenty years in the Royal Air Force, engineering aircraft ranging in size from the Tiger Moth to the TriStar. Medically discharged after the first Gulf War he strengthened his writing career, which he had begun in 1986.

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