Restoring a Spitfire: An Insight into Building, Restoring and Returning Spitfires to the Skies

Restoring a Spitfire: An Insight into Building, Restoring and Returning Spitfires to the Skies

Hardback Haynes Restoration Manuals

By (author) Paul Blackah, By (author) Louise Blackah

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 202 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 272mm x 18mm | 900g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 0857332244
  • ISBN 13: 9780857332240
  • Sales rank: 201,729

Product description

The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircraft and to own an airworthy example is the Holy Grail for warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago it may seem incongruous that there is a flourishing industry centred on this aircraft in the 21st century. Whether scratch-building or restoring an original Spitfire to airworthy condition, this is big business where aircraft change hands for several million pounds. Paul and Louise Blackah reveal what it takes to build or restore a Spitfire and return it to the skies.

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Author information

Aircraft restoration expert Paul Blackah MBE of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire, Lancaster, Hurricane and Messerschmitt Bf109 Manuals. Louise Blackah is also an aircraft enthusiast and has worked with Paul on his other books. They live in Lincolnshire.

Table of contents

Companion volume to Haynes's best-selling Spitfire Manual. Fascinating insights into rebuilding and restoring Spitfires. Contains hundreds of new and unpublished photographs of restorations. Interviews with leading Spitfire builders and restorers. Written by established hands-on experts on the subject.