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Supermarine Spitfire V Vol.2

Supermarine Spitfire V Vol.2 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review April 2021 Title Supermarine Spitfire V Vol.2
Author Wojtek Matusiak Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2021 ISBN 9788366549302
Format 96 pages, softbound MSRP (GBP) £17.00

Review

Wojtek Matusiak concludes his two-part study of WWII Polish Air Force Spitfire Vs in the 30th installment of MMP’s “Polish Wings” series.

This time, his picture-packed, 96-page account expands coverage from Britain to the Mediterranean, as well.

A simply staggering scope of details saturates this cool compendium. Seeking personal markings? Look here. Combat commentary? Definitely. Unit deployments? Ditto. Pilot histories? Absolutely.

The book’s first part surveys Nos. 315, 316, and 317 squadrons in Britain. Contents then segue to Polish personnel in nearly 30 other Spitfire V units – combat, training, target-towing, and other.

Once again, contents include about 200 photos with extended, explanatory captions. Detailed comments and reference photos also accompany color artwork. And this time, concluding tables list Polish Spitfire V losses.

Steel yourself for intriguing surprises, too.

How about those highly unusual, “reduced sized” roundels on 317 Sqn Spitfire VB “JH-Y” (W3970) and JH-M (BL563)? And on page 62, doesn’t that look like Extra Dark Sea Grey and Slate Grey on 222 Sqn’s ZD-F (AD233)?

Grab both “Polish Wings” Spitfire V volumes!

With thanks to MMP for the review copy.