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

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

By: Paul Blackah (author), Dr. Alfred Price (author)Hardback

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Description

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.

About Author

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.

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844254620
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781844254620
  • weight: 772
  • ISBN10: 1844254623

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