The Spitfire Pocket Manual

The Spitfire Pocket Manual

This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1472830563

Category: History

Page: 160

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Developed in 1938 from a Schneider trophy-winning design by the aeronautical engineer and designer R.J Mitchell, the Supermarine Spitfire went on to become the definitive Allied fighter of the Second World War, and ranks amongst the most famous aircraft of all time. This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft. Sources include the Air Ministry's original specification for a single-seater day and night fighter, handling trials of the Spitfire prototype K-5054, squadron fighting tactics, pilot's log books and pilot's notes for the Mark V, air group reports and tactical papers. Collectively these give a unique insight into the Spitfire, illustrating its durability and adaptability in performing many war-winning roles. With illustrations and an introduction by historian Martin Robson, The Spitfire Pocket Manual is an essential volume for any Spitfire enthusiast.
Categories: History

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

This piqued their interest – especially as they were aware of the problems
Supermarine were experiencing with their design to Specifications F.7/30 and F.
37/34 (for details see The Spitfire Pocket Manual), which would eventually be ...

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834287

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft that acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called 'Hurribombers'), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications that enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as 'Hurricats'. More than 14,583 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.
Categories: History

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

The Mosquito being superior in speed to the Spitfire at all heights below about
24,000 feet, its best evasion was by accelerating away and preventing the fighter
coming into range. If the Spitfire attacked with a 3,000 feet advantage the ...

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834294

Category: History

Page: 144

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The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed "The Wooden Wonder". The Mosquito was also known affectionately as the "Mossie" to its crews. Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber the Mosquito was adapted to a wide range of bombing roles. It was also used by BOAC as a fast transport to carry small high-value cargoes to, and from neutral countries through enemy controlled airspace. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.
Categories: History

The Spitfire V Manual

The Spitfire V Manual

The signal and control sockets for the T . R . 1143 and the motor generator socket
are stowed , when necessary , in the additional spring clips provided . The
controller socket is provided with a special stowage pocket on the face of the
frame aft ...

Author: Michael A. Fopp

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026617048

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Spitfire was the most celebrated fighter plane of the RAF and saw extensive service throughout World War II. Reliable, fast, rugged and effective this revolutionary aircraft made a terrific reputation for itself over the skies of Europe. The Spitfire V was the third major production type of the aircraft to see service, coming into action in March 1941, and was an updated, honed version of the classic fighter. This detailed, technical manual reveals the secrets behind the Spitfire's success. It examines the Spitfire's engine, armament, controls, design and technical specifications to give a clear picture of the plane's strengths and limitations. Technical drawings, electrical plans and cockpit photographs support the text. The Spitfire V Manual is a facsimile of the original Air Ministry workshop manual v used by the personnel who flew and maintained the aircraft v and was first published in the 1940s.
Categories: History

Aeroplane Production Year Book and Manual

Aeroplane Production Year Book and Manual

Climax - Wodack electric , 181 DRILLING and reaming of the sparboom in Spitfire
, 224 ( ill . ) ... 7 pocket type testing puncture sealing liquid , 373 " Streamline "
tyres , 371 tread patterns , 372 tubes , 372 tyre pressure gauge , 374 tyres , 370 ...

Author: George William Williamson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024487285

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 533

Categories: Aeronautics

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

226 . 9306 Spirulina cookbook . 641 . 6 Spitfire . 358 . 43 Spitfire in action . 358 .
43 Spitsbergen ( Svalbard ) question . 341 . 29 Splendora ... 81 Spook birds / (
Bunting ) JUV Spook book . 790 . 1922 Spooky ... 28722 SPSS pocket guide .
001 .

Author:

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210122383

Category: United States

Page: 1337

View: 271

Categories: United States

British Book News

British Book News

O Pocket guidebook to the wide variety of military aircraft , with hints on how to
differentiate the types Forthcoming Books April 1988 Engineering and
Technology 0 19 853615 1 235 x 155mm Manufacture Bray , Stan 450pp illus
Blackwell ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064549457

Category: Best books

Page:

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
Categories: Best books

Journal

Journal

Marine Diesel Manual . ... There “ Lecra " Press Pocket Manual for those
engaged in the are chapters on methods of gas separation , laboratory and
commercial Press Working ... 690.1 the production of complete aircraft , e.g .. the
Spitfire .

Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822017685884

Category: Mechanical engineering

Page:

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Categories: Mechanical engineering

The American Catalogue

The American Catalogue

Randolph . Spon's builders ' pocket - book of prices and memoranda ; See also
Smitten household . ed . by W. Young . [ Annual . ] roy . 32 ° . '76 . $ 1,50 ;
Sprechen Sie Deutsch ? or , do you speak German ? roan , $ 1.75 ..... pocket
manual of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015084572190

Category: American literature

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American national trade bibliography.
Categories: American literature

American Modeler

American Modeler

Handbook Weere else can you in the com putete full we bound pilot hand book
for the Great Mustang ? ... Bruce Robertson Caler Ilustrated series the book
contains 123 photographe to outstanding told out color ren denngs of a Spitfire M
1 . and a BHONE 4 , two ... Carry it Dealer inquires in your pocket or toolbox .
invited ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005614297

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058373989

Category: American literature

Page:

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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar

These are not only described, but also explained, in the words of historians and participants.

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780851779799

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 495

Conway's Compass Series integrates an original narrative with quotations from documents and eyewitnesses, and reproductions of contemporary illustrations or photographs to provide an authoritative account of an historical event or topic. This eclectic approach offers both the perspective of hindsight, placing actions in context, and the immediacy of being present as the events unfold. These are not only described, but also explained, in the words of historians and participants. In addition to the narrative and the documentary excerpts, sidebars and boxed-out sections deal with specific themes, such as the biographies of important individuals and comparisons with similar events in history. The list of subjects planned for inclusion in this series range across the whole spectrum of maritime history. They include nautical tragedies, voyages of exploration, single actions or whole naval campaigns, and themes of naval science. The first 10 planned titles are: The Spanish Armada; The Voyages of Cook; The Titanic Tragedy; The Mutiny on the Bounty; The Bismarck Chase; Iwo Jima; Polar Exploration; Naval Battles of the Civil War; Pirates; and The Campaign and Battle of Trafalgar. REVIEWS "Overall, Robson has crafted an exceptional book on the battle, with about everything you'd want from a Trafalgar book."8-07, Paper Wars Magazine
Categories: History

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Room : a Manual of Matheson , Moments on the Mount , either A. C. A. Son's
Devotion , by Rev. W. T. Wylie . ... New York , 1856 . Nystrom's Engineer's Pocket
- Book , 18th ed . ... Stratemeyer , Last Cruise of The Spitfire . First 10 v . of
Harper's ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510007612306

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Air Pictorial

Air Pictorial

Airliners provides an invaluable pocket guide to the major types of aircraft in
regular use by the world ' s airlines . ... The central character of the Training
Manual it was his role to demonstrate ' How not to . ... Whilst paying proper tribute
to the role of Spitfire and Hurricane in the Battle of Britain , he also reminds
readers of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015317840

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Whitaker s Five year Cumulative Book List

Whitaker s Five year Cumulative Book List

Manual of 1929. ( Reprinted 1939 , incorpg . ... Treatment of Malaria occurring in
Individuals returning Security ) Pocket e . sd . Id . H.M.S.O. Gov from Service in ...
3 : Book of the Spitfire ( Hawks ) M8.20 . Ill . War Lord of Mars ( Burroughs ) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171105778556

Category: English literature

Page: 588

View: 177

Categories: English literature

The Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society

The Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Ashkouti , J. A. Aircraft Mechanic's Pocket Manual . 4th edition . Pitman , New
York . 1951 . Brimm , D. J. and H. E. Boggess . Aircraft Maintenance . 2nd edition .
Pitman , New York . 1950 . Department of Scientific and Industrial Research .

Author: Royal Aeronautical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015403025

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics