The Spitfire Pocket Manual

This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.

The Spitfire Pocket Manual

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781472830562

Page: 160

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Developed in 1938 from a Schneider trophy-winning design by the aeronautical engineer and designer R.J Mitchell, the Supermarine Spitfire went on to become the definitive Allied fighter of the Second World War, and ranks amongst the most famous aircraft of all time. This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft. Sources include the Air Ministry's original specification for a single-seater day and night fighter, handling trials of the Spitfire prototype K-5054, squadron fighting tactics, pilot's log books and pilot's notes for the Mark V, air group reports and tactical papers. Collectively these give a unique insight into the Spitfire, illustrating its durability and adaptability in performing many war-winning roles. With illustrations and an introduction by historian Martin Robson, The Spitfire Pocket Manual is an essential volume for any Spitfire enthusiast.

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472834275

Page: 144

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The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft that acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called 'Hurribombers'), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications that enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as 'Hurricats'. More than 14,583 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472834305

Page: 144

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The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed "The Wooden Wonder". The Mosquito was also known affectionately as the "Mossie" to its crews. Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber the Mosquito was adapted to a wide range of bombing roles. It was also used by BOAC as a fast transport to carry small high-value cargoes to, and from neutral countries through enemy controlled airspace. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.

The Spitfire V Manual

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The Spitfire V Manual

Author: Michael A. Fopp

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

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The Spitfire was the most celebrated fighter plane of the RAF and saw extensive service throughout World War II. Reliable, fast, rugged and effective this revolutionary aircraft made a terrific reputation for itself over the skies of Europe. The Spitfire V was the third major production type of the aircraft to see service, coming into action in March 1941, and was an updated, honed version of the classic fighter. This detailed, technical manual reveals the secrets behind the Spitfire's success. It examines the Spitfire's engine, armament, controls, design and technical specifications to give a clear picture of the plane's strengths and limitations. Technical drawings, electrical plans and cockpit photographs support the text. The Spitfire V Manual is a facsimile of the original Air Ministry workshop manual v used by the personnel who flew and maintained the aircraft v and was first published in the 1940s.

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British Book News

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

The Battle of Trafalgar

These are not only described, but also explained, in the words of historians and participants.

The Battle of Trafalgar

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0851779794

Page: 176

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Conway's Compass Series integrates an original narrative with quotations from documents and eyewitnesses, and reproductions of contemporary illustrations or photographs to provide an authoritative account of an historical event or topic. This eclectic approach offers both the perspective of hindsight, placing actions in context, and the immediacy of being present as the events unfold. These are not only described, but also explained, in the words of historians and participants. In addition to the narrative and the documentary excerpts, sidebars and boxed-out sections deal with specific themes, such as the biographies of important individuals and comparisons with similar events in history. The list of subjects planned for inclusion in this series range across the whole spectrum of maritime history. They include nautical tragedies, voyages of exploration, single actions or whole naval campaigns, and themes of naval science. The first 10 planned titles are: The Spanish Armada; The Voyages of Cook; The Titanic Tragedy; The Mutiny on the Bounty; The Bismarck Chase; Iwo Jima; Polar Exploration; Naval Battles of the Civil War; Pirates; and The Campaign and Battle of Trafalgar. REVIEWS "Overall, Robson has crafted an exceptional book on the battle, with about everything you'd want from a Trafalgar book."8-07, Paper Wars Magazine

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American national trade bibliography.

American Modeler

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Air Pictorial

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Whitaker s Five year Cumulative Book List

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The Aeronautical Journal

Ashkouti , J. A. Aircraft Mechanic's Pocket Manual . 4th edition . Pitman , New
York . 1951 . Brimm , D. J. and H. E. Boggess . Aircraft Maintenance . 2nd edition .
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Road Track

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