The Spitfire Pocket Manual

The Spitfire Pocket Manual

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844861873

Category: History

Page: 144

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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

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: 9781472834270

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 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: 9781472834300

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 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: 456

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

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 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064549457

Category: Best books

Page:

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

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

Science Publishers ; London : Arms and Armour Distributed by Merrimack Book
Service , Books International , distributor ... Bibliography : P. 172 . in pocket . ...
358.4'3 LASER weapons in space : 358.8 8128-2930-1 : 15.95 Boeing B - 52 : a
documentary history by The Spitfire story / Alfred Price ; foreword policy issues ...

Author:

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117254065

Category: United States

Page: 1470

View: 727

Categories: United States

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

Air Pictorial

Air Pictorial

Price £4 . 99 . Airliners provides an invaluable pocket guide to the major types of
aircraft in regular use by the world ' s airlines . Ninety different airliners are
described in this 192 - page volume and illustrated with photographs and
silhouettes .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015317840

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015058373971

Category: American literature

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

Armed Forces

Armed Forces

... Middleton / £ 11.95 lan Allan Ltd F - 14 Tomcat Squadrons of the US Navy / L
Peacock / £ 10.00 lan Allan Ltd Spitfire at ... C Campbell / £ 9.95 Harlyn Pocket
Guide to Military Aircraft / D Donald / £ 4.95 Hamlyn Bristol Aerospace since 1910
/6 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001267760

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Aviation News

Aviation News

It is a pocket - size guide to one of the most famous aircraft in the history of
aviation and as such it does that job very well indeed . If anything can justify the
epithet that ' less is more ' , this is the book to do it . We all know the story of the
Spitfire ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131526449

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 700

Categories: Aeronautics

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082973200

Category: Union catalogs

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Categories: Union catalogs

Flight International

Flight International

now BOOKS Spitfire at War by Alfred Price ( Ian Allan , Terminal House ,
Shepperton , Middx ; illustrated , £ 4.50 ) . ... Nevertheless , the authors have
produced a useful large - pocket - size guide to the characteristics of the aircraft
in ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0000541359

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Aerospace

Aerospace

A Guide to Civil Aircraft Maintenance Documentation . Society of Licensed
Aircraft Engineers and ... Jane's Pocket Book of Light Aircraft . M. J. H. Taylor and
K. Munson . ... The Story of the Spitfire and the Hurricane . Group Captain D. S.
Bader .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015402985

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

British Books

British Books

A . E. CAREY The Wanton FRANCES FORBES ROBERTSON Moon of Valley
DAVID WHITELAW The Human Mole COLIN COLLINS The Spitfire EDWARD
Peple The ... THE MOTOR CAR , A practical Manual for the use of Students and
Motor - car Owners , with Notes on the Internal ... 316 pages , waistcoat pocket
size .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109762309

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography

The Publisher

The Publisher

316 pages , waistcoat pocket size . 2 / 6 net . [ Just Published . MARBLE AND
MARBLE WORKING . A Handbook for Architects , Sculptors , Marble _ Quarry
Owners and Workers , and all engaged in the Building and Decorative Industries
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015472496

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography

Pure Applied Science Books 1876 1982

Pure   Applied Science Books  1876 1982

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835215474

Category: Science

Page: 7784

View: 539

Over 220,000 entries representing some 56,000 Library of Congress subject headings. Covers all disciplines of science and technology, e.g., engineering, agriculture, and domestic arts. Also contains at least 5000 titles published before 1876. Has many applications in libraries, information centers, and other organizations concerned with scientific and technological literature. Subject index contains main listing of entries. Each entry gives cataloging as prepared by the Library of Congress. Author/title indexes
Categories: Science

British Books in Print

British Books in Print

10.95 Collins Willow ( 10.83 ) 000 218051 0 Air Forces of the World , Jane's
Pocket Book of ( Taylor , John William ... n.e. R.A.F.Museum S. £ 9.95 Arms &
Armour P. ( 11.77 ) 085368 391 3 Spitfire V Manual : Official Air Publication for
the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0002796084

Category: Catalogs, Publishers'

Page:

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Categories: Catalogs, Publishers'