The Supermarine Spitfire is probably the most famous fighter aircraft of all time. Its distinctive shape and sound mark it out from most other aircraft of the Second World War period. From the biplane era of the 1930s to the start of the jet age in 1944 the Spitfire, through continuous modification and development, remained at the forefront of fighter design and proved itself equal or superior to any of its competitors. During the same period, other variants of the Spitfire proved highly effective in the photographic reconnaissance role. Well known and respected author Dr. Alfred Price employs more than twenty accounts in words and pictures to provide a series of fascinating snapshots of the Spitfire and those who flew it. The author covers aspects of the aircraft's history as diverse and the 'Speed Spitfire', specially modified in 1938 for an attempt on the world landplane speed record. Fully illustrated, Spitfire in Combat will serve as an ideal primer for those whose interest in the Spitfire is just beginning. At the same time, it is sure to add to the knowledge of those who are already familiar with this classic aircraft.