HIGH FLYERS

ANDREW THOMAS ASSESSES THE SPITFIRE VI AND VII, INTERCEPTORS DESIGNED FOR COMBAT IN THE STRATOSPHERE

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Spitfire VI BR579 of 124 Squadron was the highest scoring individual Mk.VI.
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As early as 1940 Fighter Command’s ACM Sir Hugh Dowding had identified a potential threat to Britain that its air defences could do nothing about: should the Luftwaffe develop bombers capable of attacking from stratospheric heights they would be immune to interception.

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