A splendid work. A detailed account of two important wartime fighter aircraft enlivened by the words of those who flew them.
This is an important book on an enduring subject that should satisfy experts and newcomers to the field alike.
The epic struggle between the Spitfire and the Messerschmitt 109 upon which so much of western civilization depended in the summer of 1940 has found the ideal biographer in David Isby. I write "biographer" because, like the men who flew these remarkable fighter planes, Isby sees them in almost human terms, transcending the mere mechanical.