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The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VI

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VI Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review November 2015 Title The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VI
Author Phil Listemann Publisher Philedition
Published 2015 ISBN 9782918590385
Format 28 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $12.95


First installment in its new “Squadrons!” series, Philedition’s The Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VI chronicles the World War II aircraft’s operational usage – primarily by RAF 124 and 616 Squadrons, between July 1942 and September 1943.

Because of its pressurization system, the Mk.VI proved generally unpopular with both pilots and engine fitters. And author Phil H. Listemann taps unpublished material and first-hand accounts – including two combat reports – to suggest how undeserving its unpleasant reputation was.

Twenty-one historical photographs and two color profiles by Gaetan Marie complete Listemann’s 28-page narrative. A brief “In Memorium” section concludes contents.

Decidedly recommended!

My sincere thanks to Phil H. Listemann for the review sample.