Public holidays

Amended or confirmed operating hours of the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeerderbrug on the following dates:
Sa24 Dec.Open 10-15 hrs
Mo26 Dec.Closed: Christmas
Sa31 Dec.Open 10-15 hrs
Aviation Megastore website is available without limitations. Orders are processed during shop operating hours.

Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore offers unique Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

Squadrons! No.34:  The Spitfire Mk II – The Foreign Squadrons -  9791096490448

Squadrons! No.34: The Spitfire Mk II – The Foreign Squadrons -

Product code 9791096490448

€ 18.30

Series Squadrons!

Publisher/Brand RAF in Combat

Author Phil H. Listemann

Format a4

No. Pages 36

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory WW2 UK Aircraft

Availability In stock

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
Squadrons! No 14 : The Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII Squadrons! No 14 : The Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIIIRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 15.55
Squadrons! No 18 : The Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. II Squadrons! No 18 : The Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. IIRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 15.55
Squadrons! No 19 : The Boulton Paul Defiant (day & night fighter) Squadrons! No 19 : The Boulton Paul Defiant (day & night fighter)RAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 20.14
Squadrons! No.26: The Hawker Hurricane Mk I & Mk II - The Canadians Squadrons! No.26: The Hawker Hurricane Mk I & Mk II - The CanadiansRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 16.47
Squadrons! No.28:  The Consolidated B24 Liberator  – The Australians Squadrons! No.28: The Consolidated B24 Liberator – The AustraliansRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 16.47
Squadrons! No.35:  The Marauder MKII Squadrons! No.35: The Marauder MKIIRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 18.30
Squadrons! No.43:  The Hawker Typhoon – The Rhodesian squadrons Squadrons! No.43: The Hawker Typhoon – The Rhodesian squadronsRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 15.55
Squadrons! No.48 : The Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV – The British squadrons Squadrons! No.48 : The Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV – The British squadronsRAF in CombatSquadrons!€ 15.55
Product description

Paradoxically, the Mk.V, which ended up being the most numerous variant of the famous fighter built, was not even an intended development of the design. Indeed, it was only considered because of the abandonment of the Spitfire Mk.III. As the Luftwaffe was continually improving its formidable Messerschmitt Bf 109, the latest version of which, the Bf 109F, clearly outclassed the Spit?re Mk.II, the British had no other option but to rapidly ?nd a successor to the latter. At this time, at the end of 1940, the British did not know what the Germans' were planning and expected them to carry on undertaking daylight raids upon the return of nicer weather. The RAF, therefore, wanted to be ready to counter the new German fighter developments. A solution was soon found by mounting a Merlin 45 (former Merlin III), a simpli?ed version of the Merlin XX, on a slightly strengthened Spit?re Mk.I or Mk.II airframe. Several Spitfires were thus modi?ed, with either a Merlin 45 or Merlin 46, during the first weeks of 1941. The resulting feedback was good and the Air Ministry requested that Supermarine modify, as early as possible, Spit?res already on the assembly lines so they could be put into service as rapidly as possible. This is how the Spitfire Mk.V came to be. In 1941, the Spitfire Mk V progressively became the backbone of the Fighter Command and among the squadrons that switched onto the Spitfire Mk V, there is only one Norwegian. The operational usage of the Spitfire Mk V by the Norwegian is here described in 36 pages, 30 photos and illustrated with six colour profiles.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com