Spitfire Vb (EN830/NX-X) fell into German hands late in 1942. On November 18th while being flown by P/O Bernard Sheidhauer of the Free French Air force, attached to 131 “County of Kent” Sqn RAF, he and his No.1 P/O Henri de Bordas had been on a “rhubarb” (an RAF World War II code name for […]
I still breathe
It is indeed the Miles M20, an infill fighter should Hurricane and Spitfire production be compromised, faster than the Hurricane, slower than the Spitfire, greater range than both with 12 Browning .303 and more ammo. Also modified for the fish 'eads as a convoy protection fighter with catapult and hook with jettisonable undercarriage for ditching.
Armouring would have been a piece of p*ss
Antique books shops are a great treasure chest of old aeroplane books these days it seems.
My latest find is a Plane Spotters Guide to Aircraft in 1940 & a mere £10.
For those that do not mind paying more a very good aviation bookshop near Tunbridge Wells BR Station.