Supermarine Spitfire V Vol.1 Book Review
|Date of Review||March 2021||Title||Supermarine Spitfire V Vol.1|
|Author||Wojtek Matusiak||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||96 pages, softbound||MSRP (GBP)||£17.00|
At least 800 Supermarine Spitfire Vs served with the exiled Polish Air Force in Britain during WWII.
Now Wojtek Matusiak kick-starts a picture-packed, two-part study of those Mk Vs in the 29th installment of MMP’s “Polish Wings” range.
Volume 1 of the eponymous effort surveys several well-known units: Nos. 302, 303, 306, and 308 squadrons.
Names. Dates. Locations. Victories. Losses. Camouflage. Markings. Serials. Personalities. Memoirs. And organization. You name it – and, chances are, MMP includes it in this succinct study.
Why did No. 303 Sqn Spitfire AB174 “RF-Q” sport a backward “Q”? Page 36 provides the surprising answer.
The lavishly illustrated coverage includes about 200 B&W and color photos, many previously unpublished – all with extended, explanatory captions.
Accurately weathering the undersurfaces of your Spitfire? That page 8 shot will help.
Color artwork includes reference photos of subjects depicted. And concluding tables chronicle Polish Spitfire “kills”.
With thanks to MMP for the review copy.