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    Spitfire Manual: An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War 2 Fighter (Hardback) By (author) Dr. Alfred Price, By (author) Paul Blackah

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    DescriptionThe legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. Here is a unique insight into what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, as well as providing a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. Presented mainly in colour, this highly detailed and attractively designed manual is based around the restoration of the Spitfire Mk XVI at RAF Coningsby.


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    Title
    Spitfire Manual
    Subtitle
    An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War 2 Fighter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Alfred Price, By (author) Paul Blackah
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 757 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844254620
    ISBN 10: 1844254623
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940, CHRN/1930
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14370
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    DC22: 623.7464, 623.74640941
    LC classification: UG1242.F5 P7378 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: WGM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
    Imprint name
    J H Haynes & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    15 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Somerset
    Author Information
    Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the RAF until 1974. Since then he has been a full-time aviation historian and writer, and is acknowledged to be a leading authority on the Spitfire. Paul Blackah is currently Chief Technician at the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, responsible for overseeing the engineering and maintenance work on a number of Spitfires. He is a passionate "warbird" enthusiast.
    Table of contents
    Spitfire Story - the story of a fighting aircraft.Restor and flight - the anatomy of a Spitfire.The owner's view - provenance, costs, paperwork.The pilot's view - flying and displaying a Spitfire and wartime pilots' views.The engineer's view - servicing and maintenance.Appendices providing details of a slection of airworthy Spitfires, glossary of terms and useful contacts.