The Arcs Of Fire Gallery
Top Bounce by Robert Taylor
by Robert Taylor
When the Luftwaffe unleashed the Fw190, the unsuspecting
Spitfire pilots of RAF Fighter Command were at serious
disadvantage – but it wasn’t for long!
‘The Fw190 certainly gave the British a shock’ wrote Douglas Bader, and RAF Fighter Command was soon forced to scale back their sweeps over France whilst the engineers from Supermarine and Rolls-Royce raced to catch up. It took months, but by June 1942 the first of a new variant began arriving which, everyone hoped, was the answer to the Fw190 – the Mk.IX Spitfire.