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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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: 356

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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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: 377

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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

... with their design to Specifications F.7/30 and F.37/34 (for details see The Spitfire Pocket Manual), which would eventually be christened the Spitfire.

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834287

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 167

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 ...

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 Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

The two great RAF fighter aircraft that defined the Battle of Britain were the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane.The Spitfire is the more famous ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612008707

Category: History

Page: 161

View: 756

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 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 ...

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472830456

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 537

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 ...

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246069

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 162

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 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
Sebastopol ...

Author: William Hanby Crump

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171100324256

Category: Geography

Page: 465

View: 283

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
Sebastopol ...

Author: William Hanby Crump

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081601282

Category: Geography

Page: 493

View: 267

Categories: Geography

Spitfire Manual 1940

Spitfire Manual 1940

From now on use the celluloid ring which you will find in the pocket at the end of the book. Estimate the range of the aircrait shown, and the correct point ...

Author: Dilip Sarkar

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445607955

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 961

How to fly the legendary fighter plane in combat using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War.
Categories: History

The Pocket Book of the War

The Pocket Book of the War

But all the time Zoellner or Lommel are warning me that a Hurricane or a Spitfire
is trying to get us. And I have to keep dancing and stunting. For a while there isn't
a chance to dump our loads. We dodge around and finally get into a cloud that ...

Author: Quincy Howe

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112054798969

Category: European War, 1939-1945

Page: 372

View: 797

Categories: European War, 1939-1945

Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book

Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book

... 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 ...

Author: Howard Anderson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080497464

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 525

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 ...

Author: William Critchley

Publisher: William Robert Critchley

ISBN: 9780955143724

Category: Copy editing

Page: 170

View: 407

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

... 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

Category:

Page:

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The Step mother

The Step mother

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 walking straightbe ...

Author: George Payne Rainsford James

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN4TYM

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 / Seafire ...

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 0760758883

Category: Fighter planes

Page: 384

View: 383

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

Home Guard Pocket Book W S H G

Home Guard Pocket Book  W S H G

Arthur Frank Umfreville Green. Spitfire Heinkel III ( new pattern ) Dornier 17
Dornier 215. Focke - Wulf 200 Junkers 86 Junkers 88 YB 04162 M151208
UAGGI G7 1941 THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 104 HOME GUARD
POCKET BOOK.

Author: Arthur Frank Umfreville Green

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B261767

Category: Great Britain

Page: 106

View: 872

Categories: Great Britain

The Engineer s and Contractor s Pocket book

The Engineer s and Contractor s Pocket book

823 6 0 Tubular 8 28 0 Spiteful Sir W. Symonds Scott & Sinclair 1060 280 Side -
lever 62 6 0 Tubular 8 26 0 Spitfire Lang Butterley & Co. 430 140 Side - lever
4414 6 Tubular 8 17 6 Sprightly . olar . o . Packets Boulton & Watt 234 100 Side ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: DMM:057002270949

Category:

Page: 383

View: 501

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The Naval Pocket book

The Naval Pocket book

211 Sphakterìa . 241 Sladen . 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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106393972

Category: Naval art and science

Page:

View: 900

Categories: Naval art and science