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Spitfire Manual : An insight into owning, restoring, servicing and flying Britain's legendary World War II fighter

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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 perspective on what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, as well as an insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable fighter aircraft. This highly detailed book is based around the Spitfire Mk IX at RAF Coningsby.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 278 x 16mm | 772g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 1844254623
  • 9781844254620
  • 44,870

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.
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About Dr. Alfred Price

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 as 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 maintenace work on a number of Spitfires. He is a passionate "warbird" enthusiast.
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