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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

View: 456

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 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 fleet , 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: 334

Categories: Geography

The Pocket Book of Fighters

The Pocket Book of Fighters

Evaluation of a Bf 109E-3 captured in France in 1940 revealed that the German
fighter was superior to the Spitfire I in several respects: it was faster at most
altitudes and better in the dive. The Spitfire was the most famous aircraft ever to
see ...

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 0760758883

Category: Fighter planes

Page: 384

View: 435

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

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: 199

Categories: Geography

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:

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Categories: Naval art and science

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: 474

Categories: European War, 1939-1945

Jane s Pocket Book of Record breaking Aircraft

Jane s Pocket Book of Record breaking Aircraft

... Schneider Trophy outright for Britain , the first aeroplane to set a speed record
at over 400 mph , and the aircraft which provided its designer , R . J . Mitchell with
the experience and inspiration to develop the Spitfire fighter a few years later .

Author: John William Ransom Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000396128

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 430

Categories: Technology & Engineering

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: 918

Categories: Great Britain

QI The Pocket Book of General Ignorance

QI  The Pocket Book of General Ignorance

... 4, 5, 6 cannibalism in 1 Spam 1 Spencer, Herbert 1 sperm whales 1 Sphinx 1
spirulina 1 Spitfire 1 'sport of kings' 1 stars names of constellations 1 Olbers'
paradox 1 visible 1 steam engine, inventor of 1 stomach ulcers, cause of 1 Stone
Age ...

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246069

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 874

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 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: 163

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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:

View: 151

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: 283

Categories: United States

Old and Young Or Both Alike

Old and Young  Or  Both Alike

... Stole the Pocket Book , , Charcoal Burner , Unwarrantable Intrusion , Two can
Play at that Game , John Dobbs , Diamond Cut Diamond , Gale Breezley , Not a
Bad Judge , Woman I Adore , Capital Match Lucky Stars , Bachelor of Arts , Plot ...

Author: John Salmon

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXDN6G

Category:

Page: 30

View: 682

Categories:

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Early manuals D . S . Gorton 3 Artillery Hill , Watertown , CT 06795 Nutting . ...
Through the Eye of the Needle Dolph , Harry A . The Evader Donahue , Arthur G .
Tally Ho , Yankee in a Spitfire ; Last Flight from ... Pocket Book of Popular Verse ?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031098927

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page:

View: 469

Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

Air Pictorial

Air Pictorial

GREAT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS FROM VIEWTECH Spitfire by Jeremy
Whitehouse Lancaster by Jeremy Whitehouse Special offer prices ! on J ... 95 Air
Pilots Manuals by T . Thom BOURNEMOUTH , THE RAILWAY BOOK & MODEL
CENTRES HEADINGTON , 11 . ... 99 each Pocket Guide to Airline Markings £5 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015317659

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 943

Categories: Aeronautics

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

Page:

View: 877

American national trade bibliography.
Categories: American literature

British Built Aircraft South west central southern England

British Built Aircraft  South west   central southern England

... Hawker - A biography of Harry Hawker (Airlife, 1993) Boot, Roy, From Spitfire
to Eurofighter (Airlife, 1990) Borlase-Matthews, R., The Aviation Pocket-Book
1919-1920 (Crosby, Lockwood & Son, seventh edition, 1919) Boughton, Terence
, ...

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121516442

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 137

Second in a series of five volumes about British aircraft, this book provides a complete record of aircraft construction in South West and Central Southern England. The aim of the series is to record British aircraft manufacture in nearly all of its manifestations, in the form of a regional survey of the United Kingdom.
Categories: History