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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

This piqued their interest – especially as they were aware of the problems
Supermarine were experiencing with their design to Specifications F.7/30 and F.
37/34 (for details see The Spitfire Pocket Manual), which would eventually be ...

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472834283

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 Mosquito being superior in speed to the Spitfire at all heights below about
24,000 feet, its best evasion was by accelerating away and preventing the fighter
coming into range. If the Spitfire attacked with a 3,000 feet advantage the ...

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472834291

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 World in a Pocket Book

April 1 —The “ Spitfire ” and “ Argus " leave Constantinople with the telegraphic
wire to lay down between Varna and Balaklava . 4 - Baltic feet , commanded by
RearAdmiral Dundas , sail from Spithead . 9 - Second Bombardment of
Sebastopol ...

The World in a Pocket Book

Author: William Hanby Crump

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Page: 465

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The Pocket Book of the War

But all the time Zoellner or Lommel are warning me that a Hurricane or a Spitfire
is trying to get us. And I have to keep dancing and stunting. For a while there isn't
a chance to dump our loads. We dodge around and finally get into a cloud that ...

The Pocket Book of the War

Author: Quincy Howe

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Page: 372

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The Pocket Book of Fighters

The Spitfire was the most famous aircraft ever to see service with the RAF and
was the only Allied fighter to remain in continuous production throughout the war
. In all , 27 different marks saw service up until 1947 and total Spitfire / Seafire ...

The Pocket Book of Fighters

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 9780760758885

Page: 384

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The Pocket Book of Fighters records the history of the dramatic development of fighters since 1939.

The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

This pocket manual covers the training that these young pilots would have had, and the air combat tactics they were taught to use against the German raiders.

The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612008704

Page: 160

View: 782

In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone. For three long months, brave young RAF pilots took off every day, ready to defend British skies against large-scale Luftwaffe raids. 'The Few' were young, but they were trained and they were determined. Eighty years on the last of the pilots to fly in the Battle of Britain are feted, and their part in World War II is widely remembered. This pocket manual covers the training that these young pilots would have had, and the air combat tactics they were taught to use against the German raiders. It also covers the role of the ground crews, control and command systems, anti-aircraft defenses, and radar and raid detection.

The Engineer s and Contractor s Pocket book

823 6 0 Tubular 8 28 0 Spiteful Sir W. Symonds Scott & Sinclair 1060 280 Side -
lever 62 6 0 Tubular 8 26 0 Spitfire Lang Butterley & Co. 430 140 Side - lever
4414 6 Tubular 8 17 6 Sprightly . olar . o . Packets Boulton & Watt 234 100 Side ...

The Engineer s and Contractor s Pocket book

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Page: 383

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The Naval Pocket book

211 Sphakterìa . 241 Sladen . 228 | Sphendoni . 240 _Il' PAGx Sphinx . . . 211
Spider . . 211,233 Spiteful . . 193 Spitfire . . 188 Sprightly . 193 Sprite . 209
Squalo . 273 Squirrel. . . 206 Sta. Catherina 31 Stad Antwerpen 26 Staifetta . 27
Stag .

The Naval Pocket book

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Air Pictorial

Airliners provides an invaluable pocket guide to the major types of aircraft in
regular use by the world ' s airlines . ... The central character of the Training
Manual it was his role to demonstrate ' How not to . ... Whilst paying proper tribute
to the role of Spitfire and Hurricane in the Battle of Britain , he also reminds
readers of ...

Air Pictorial

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The Spitfire

agreed the wily Ormond , who immediately produced his pocket book and laid
five crisp ten - dollar bills on the table before him . " Will you kindly cover it , Mr.
Brown ? ” The prisoner before the bar took a small roll of notes from his trousers ...

The Spitfire

Author: Edward Peple

Publisher:

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Page: 346

View: 160

Aerospace

The Observer's Book of Weather . R. Pearce . Frederick Warne , London . 1980.
192pp . Illustrated . £ 1.80 . A new addition of this famous pocket book reference
series , which will interest both the aviation professional and the layman .

Aerospace

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American Book Publishing Record

The Pocket prepared by Panel M - 15 ( Heat Balance ) of ( VM5.953 1975 ) 76-
364924 45.00 Texas A & M University Press ... Bibliography * THE Spitfire V
manual 623.7464 Architects and Marine Engineers , New Naval Architects and
Marine ...

American Book Publishing Record

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British Book News

O Pocket guidebook to the wide variety of military aircraft , with hints on how to
differentiate the types Forthcoming Books April 1988 Engineering and
Technology 0 19 853615 1 235 x 155mm Manufacture Bray , Stan 450pp illus
Blackwell ...

British Book News

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