By Robert Jackson
Fighter! is the story of the 20th century’s most astonishing decade, when the science of air fighting leaped from the 150 mph biplane to the 600 mph jet. Between 1936 and 1939, men from six nations fought over war-torn Spain in a dress rehearsal for the greater conflict to come.
Tracing the course of air combat through Poland, France and Western Europe, Robert Jackson examines a time when the Luftwaffe was mistress of the sky and the German fighter pilots at last met their match during the Battle of Britain.
Robert Jackson was born in 1941 in the North Yorkshire village of Melsonby. A former pilot and navigation instructor, his active involvement with aviation lasted many years. Following his retirement from the RAFVR in 1977 as a squadron leader, he has written more than forty nonfiction works on military affairs.