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The legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorization of the Royal Air Force. This is a unique guide for anyone wishing to own and operate a Spitfire, as well as a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable airplane; includes a developmental history of the aircraft, cutaway drawings, and the restoration and repair process . Presented mainly in color, this highly detailed and attractively designed manual is based around the restoration of the Spitfire Mk XVI at RAF Coningsby.
About the Authors
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. He is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire Manual.
Paul Blackah joined the RAF in 1976 and trained as an airframe fitter. In 1993 he was posted to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. His specialized knowledge of vintage aircraft is considered crucial to the maintenance of the aircraft in the flight. In the 1990s Paul was closely involved in the restoration-to-flight of the Messerschmitt Bf109F 'Black 6'. He is co-author with Alfred Price of the Supermarine Spitfire Manual. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.
Spitfire Story the story of a fighting aircraft. Restore 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 selection of airworthy Spitfires, glossary of terms and useful contacts.
ISBN: 9781844254620 ISBN-10: 1844254623 Series: Owners' Workshop Manual Audience:
Number Of Pages: 160 Published: 24th November 2011 Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.2
Weight (kg): 0.76