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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

View: 371

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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

ISBN: 1844861201

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 307

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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

The Spitfire Kids

4 The Spitfire Pocket Manual, Martin Robson (Osprey, 2010). 5 Spitfire, Leo McKinstry, p. 53. 6 The Schoolgirl Who Helped to Win a War, BBC, 11 July 2020. 7 Robin Baker, son of Hazel, interview with the author. 10.

Author: Alasdair Cross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472281975

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 458

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'An inspirational read celebrating the incredible young people who gave so much for this iconic British aircraft'. John Nichol, bestselling author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story Despite the many films and television programmes over the decades since the end of the Second World War that portrays our allied heroes as grown-up men and women, the Battle of Britain was in the main actually fought and won by teenagers. The average age of an RAF fighter pilot was just twenty years old. Many of the men and women who designed and built their planes were even younger. Based on the hit BBC World Service podcast Spitfire: The People's Story, we use contemporary diaries and memoirs, many of them previously unpublished, to tell the story of the Spitfire through the voices of the teenagers who risked everything to design, build and fly her. This isn't a story of stiff-upper lips, stoical moustaches and aerial heroics; it's a story of love and loss, a story of young people tested to the very limits of their endurance. Young people who won a battle that turned a war.
Categories: History

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

As an alternative when the Spitfire was coming into range the Mosquito attempted a corkscrewing movement, diving about 500 feet in a turn end recovering by a climb and turn in the opposite direction. During the first attempts the ...

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834300

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 636

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 Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual

The Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual

Supermarine, famous for the Spitfire, had dispersed their production to the massive Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory where the operations of that factory came under their parent company Vickers Armstrong. As part of the Air Ministry's ...

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472830456

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 813

The Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most famous and successful heavy bomber of the Second World War. Used predominantly at night, 'Lancs' dropped 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties in the period 1942-1945. Some of these missions were incredibly daring – notably the 'dambusters' raid of 617 squadron on the Ruhr valley dams in May 1943. The success of such operations was testament both to the rugged, reliable qualities of this amazing aircraft and the bravery and skill of the pilots, navigators, bombardiers, flight engineers and gunners that crewed it. They relied on their training and experience, supplemented by various pamphlets and manuals that were produced throughout the war. Supplemented with illustrative plans and diagrams, this fascinating pocket manual provides a unique insight into the wartime operation of this famous aircraft.
Categories: History

QI The Pocket Book of General Ignorance

QI  The Pocket Book of General Ignorance

The Spitfire was a more advanced design, faster, lighter to handle and capable of operating at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet. But the records clearly show that the heavy fighting in the Battle of Britain was done by the Hawker ...

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246069

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 123

QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is an illuminating collection of fun facts, perfect for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. This number-one bestseller is a comprehensive catalogue of all the interesting misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. Now available in this handy pocket-sized edition, carry it everywhere to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. Henry VIII had six wives. WRONG! Everest is the highest mountain in the world. WRONG! Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. WRONG! QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal sack of interesting facts with which to beat people who think they do. Perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts, this is a number-one bestseller from the authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, packed with weird, wonderful and really quite interesting facts.
Categories: Humor

The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

This pocket manual covers the training that these young pilots would have had, and the air combat tactics they were taught to use against the German raiders.

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612008707

Category: History

Page: 161

View: 176

In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone. For three long months, brave young RAF pilots took off every day, ready to defend British skies against large-scale Luftwaffe raids. 'The Few' were young, but they were trained and they were determined. Eighty years on the last of the pilots to fly in the Battle of Britain are feted, and their part in World War II is widely remembered. This pocket manual covers the training that these young pilots would have had, and the air combat tactics they were taught to use against the German raiders. It also covers the role of the ground crews, control and command systems, anti-aircraft defenses, and radar and raid detection.
Categories: History

The World in a Pocket Book

The World in a Pocket Book

April 1 —The “ Spitfire ” and “ Argus " leave Constantinople with the telegraphic wire to lay down between Varna and Balaklava . 4 - Baltic feet , commanded by RearAdmiral Dundas , sail from Spithead . 9 - Second Bombardment of ...

Author: William Hanby Crump

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171100324256

Category: Geography

Page: 465

View: 319

Categories: Geography

The World in a Pocket Book Or Universal Popular Statistics

The World in a Pocket Book  Or  Universal Popular Statistics

April 1 - The “ Spitfire " and " Argus " leave Constantinople with the telegraphic wire to lay down between Varna and Balaklava . 4 - Baltic fleet , commanded by RearAdmiral Dundas , sail from Spithead . 9 - Second Bombardment of ...

Author: William Hanby Crump

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081601282

Category: Geography

Page: 493

View: 202

Categories: Geography

Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book

Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book

... 1999 AMD Athlon K75 Slot A 0.18 22 1.6–1.8 500–1GHz 200 512 KB 64 bit Jan 2000 AMD Duron Spitfire Socket A 0.18 25 1.5–1.6 600–950 200 64 KB 64 bit Jun 2000 AMD Athlon Thunderbird Slot A/ Socket A 0.18 22 (+15) 1.75 650–1400 200/266 ...

Author: Howard Anderson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080497464

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 783

Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book provides a concise and compact reference that describes, in a clear and straightforward manner, the principles and practice of faultfinding and upgrading PCs and peripherals. The strong practical emphasis is backed up with many illustrations and examples of real-lie problems. The book is aimed at anyone who is involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrading, repair or support of PC systems. It also provides non-technical users with sufficient background information, charts and checklists to enable the diagnosis of faults and help to carry out simple modifications and repairs. The new edition of PC Troubleshooting will continue to include a number of short cuts that are instrumental in avoiding hours of potential frustration and costly effort. In order to reflect rapid changes in computer technology (both hardware and software) this new edition has been completely revised and rewritten. New and expanded sections on: modern machines (Pentium II, III, IV, AMD); modern buses (FSB, AGP, Cyrix, Chip sets); different RAM chip types and connectors; Win 2000, ME, XP; latest SCSI standards, Ultra DMA, "live" re-partitioning of the disc, FAT16, FAT36, NTFS, performance and compatibility differences; 'famous' viruses and personal firewalls. * All the essential data for PC fault-finding and upgrading * Ideal for systems support staff, businesses, students, teachers, and home PC users * Strong practical emphasis is backed up with many illustrations and examples of real problems
Categories: Computers

The Pocket Book of Proofreading

The Pocket Book of Proofreading

... ships, railway engines Concorde Spitfire Messerschmitt Queen Mary Tamagotchi SS (or S.S.) South Seas MV African Queen HMS Victory Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis Netscape Navigator Kleenex Bluetooth Mac Windows Benylin Geographical ...

Author: William Critchley

Publisher: William Robert Critchley

ISBN: 9780955143724

Category: Copy editing

Page: 170

View: 313

This is a guide to freelance proofreading and copy-editing, with examples of proof correction marks and exercises with corrections supplied.
Categories: Copy editing

The Awesome Little Pocket Book of Wonderful Word Searches

The Awesome Little Pocket Book of Wonderful Word Searches

... X G N N E P C F Q Z U S E W T F I R E K D X M U K S P I Airbus Hercules Merlin Cessna Tornado Boeing Hawk Tomcat Spitfire Typhoon Harrier Nimrod Success means doing the best we can with what we 59.

Author: Debbie Brewer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244724276

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The Step mother

The Step mother

100 , he did it very slily , as Miss Mathilda ob “ Oh , the pocket book , by all means , if it can served ' ; for twice , instead of ... we'll soon get the pocket- who had a touch of the spitfire in her disposibook back , never fear .

Author: George Payne Rainsford James

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074868849

Category: English fiction

Page: 272

View: 514

Categories: English fiction

Rose D Albret

Rose D Albret

too , he did it very slily , as Miss Mathilda ob“ Oh , the pocket - book , by all means , if it can served ; for twice , instead of ... we'll soon get the pocket- who had a touch of the spitfire in her disposibook back , never fear .

Author: George Payne Rainsford James

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074868823

Category: English fiction

Page: 152

View: 401

Categories: English fiction

Agincourt 1844 The step mother 1846 The smuggler 1845 The brigand 1845 Gowrie 1848 A whim and its consequences 1848

Agincourt  1844  The step mother  1846  The smuggler  1845  The brigand  1845  Gowrie  1848  A whim and its consequences  1848

too , he did it very slily , as Miss Mathilda ob" Oh , the pocket - book , by all mcans , if it can served ; for twice , instead ... we'll soon get the pocket- who had a touch of the spitfire in her disposibook back , never fear .

Author: George Payne Rainsford James

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068605961

Category:

Page:

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The Pocket Book of Fighters

The Pocket Book of Fighters

The Spitfire was the most famous aircraft ever to see service with the RAF and was the only Allied fighter to remain in continuous production throughout the war . In all , 27 different marks saw service up until 1947 and total Spitfire ...

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 0760758883

Category: Fighter planes

Page: 384

View: 174

The Pocket Book of Fighters records the history of the dramatic development of fighters since 1939.
Categories: Fighter planes

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

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.

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834294

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 453

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 Naval Pocket book

The Naval Pocket book

228 | Sphendoni . 240 _Il' PAGx Sphinx . . . 211 Spider . . 211,233 Spiteful . . 193 Spitfire . . 188 Sprightly . 193 Sprite . 209 Squalo . 273 Squirrel. . . 206 Sta. Catherina 31 Stad Antwerpen 26 Staifetta . 27 Stag . . 192 Stambul .

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106393972

Category: Naval art and science

Page:

View: 966

Categories: Naval art and science

French s Acting Edition of Plays Dramas Extravaganzas Farces

French s Acting Edition of Plays  Dramas  Extravaganzas  Farces

BY JOHN MADDISON MORTON , AUTHOR OF The Spitfire ; Two Bonnycastles ; Who Stole the Pocket Book : The Midnight Watch ; Poor Pillicoddy ; Going to the Derby ; Old Honesty ; Grimshaw ; Done on both sides ; Young England ; The King and I ...

Author: Samuel French Ltd

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89119005668

Category: American drama

Page:

View: 898

Categories: American drama