Spitfire. Mark I P9374


This hard-back book by Andy Saunders contains numerous black and white, and colour, photos.

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Andy Saunders relates the fascinating story of the recovery of this Battle of France Spitfire I from the sands of Calais during the early 1980’s and its subsequent return to the UK for rebuild and restoration to flying condition by Thomas Kaplan and Simon March of Mark One Partners.

The full history of the airframe from the factory to loss, the aeroplane’s operational history with 92 Squadron and the story of the pilots who flew it during its career are also told, as is the unfolding saga of its restoration and return to air – detailing its progress through the workshops right up to the first flight in September 2011.