The Spitfire Pocket Manual

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This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844861873

Category: History

Page: 144

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 This pocket manual presents an accessible collection of fascinating historical documents to help readers explore the technical and tactical developments relating to the design and use of this famous aircraft.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

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

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.

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834270

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

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 ...

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834294

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

The Spitfire V Manual

The Spitfire V Manual

The signal and control sockets for the T . R . 1143 and the motor generator socket
are stowed , when necessary , in the additional spring clips provided . The
controller socket is provided with a special stowage pocket on the face of the
frame aft ...

Author: Michael A. Fopp

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026617048

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: History

The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar

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

Author: Martin Robson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780851779799

Category: History

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
Categories: History

British Book News

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 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064549457

Category: Best books

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

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

Distributed by Merrimack Book Service, Inc., 99 Main St., Salem, NH 03079 THE
Soviet Air Forces 358.4'00947 / edited ... (Aerograph ; 1) Sound disc and errata
slip in pocket. ... 358.4'3 The Spitfire story / Alfred Price ; foreword by Jeffrey Quill.

Author:

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117254065

Category: United States

Page: 1470

View: 200

Categories: United States

Journal

Journal

P621-756 "Lecra" Press Pocket Manual for those engaged in the Press Working
Industry. 4th ed. Shipley: Lee and Crabtree, Ltd. 1943. 3*. 6d. pp. 47. 32mo.
Cincinnati Planer Company 621-91 Treatise on Planers. 2nd ed. Cincinnati, Ohio
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Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822017685884

Category: Mechanical engineering

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Categories: Mechanical engineering

Ulysses

Ulysses

Author: James Joyce

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000981491

Category:

Page: 1014

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Flying

Flying

WANTED - THE BOOKS : Tigers over Asia ( Flying Book Club's ) How to Draw
Airplanes . Write to : Goran Stigsson , Slinkinsvag 1 S - 828 00 Edsbyn , Sweden .
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL pocket manual . 300 methods , all climates . Ten 3x5 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012175886

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

Air Pictorial

Air Pictorial

Price £4 . 99 . Airliners provides an invaluable pocket guide to the major types of
aircraft in regular use by the world ' s airlines . Ninety different airliners are
described in this 192 - page volume and illustrated with photographs and
silhouettes .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015317840

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

Armed Forces

Armed Forces

... Middleton / £ 11.95 lan Allan Ltd F - 14 Tomcat Squadrons of the US Navy / L
Peacock / £ 10.00 lan Allan Ltd Spitfire at ... C Campbell / £ 9.95 Harlyn Pocket
Guide to Military Aircraft / D Donald / £ 4.95 Hamlyn Bristol Aerospace since 1910
/6 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001267760

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Aviation News

Aviation News

It is a pocket - size guide to one of the most famous aircraft in the history of
aviation and as such it does that job very well indeed . If anything can justify the
epithet that ' less is more ' , this is the book to do it . We all know the story of the
Spitfire ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131526449

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

Flight International

Flight International

now BOOKS Spitfire at War by Alfred Price ( Ian Allan , Terminal House ,
Shepperton , Middx ; illustrated , £ 4.50 ) . ... Nevertheless , the authors have
produced a useful large - pocket - size guide to the characteristics of the aircraft
in ...

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ISBN: SRLF:D0000541359

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

Aerospace

Aerospace

A Guide to Civil Aircraft Maintenance Documentation . Society of Licensed
Aircraft Engineers and ... Jane's Pocket Book of Light Aircraft . M. J. H. Taylor and
K. Munson . ... The Story of the Spitfire and the Hurricane . Group Captain D. S.
Bader .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822015402985

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Early manuals D . S . Gorton 3 Artillery Hill , Watertown , CT 06795 Nutting . ...
Through the Eye of the Needle Dolph , Harry A . The Evader Donahue , Arthur G .
Tally Ho , Yankee in a Spitfire ; Last Flight from ... Pocket Book of Popular Verse ?

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ISBN: UOM:39015031098927

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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