Spitfire Manual: An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War 2 FighterHardback
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- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 212mm x 276mm x 16mm | 762g
- Publication date: 15 March 2008
- Publication City/Country: Somerset
- ISBN 10: 1844254623
- ISBN 13: 9781844254620
- Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
- Sales rank: 34,097
The 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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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.