Reprint of the original - 1976 - Used, acceptable
This incredible book, unknown to me, is an authentic reprint of the Official Air Publication for the Spitfire Mark V, from 1941 to 1945.
|Book cover finish
||Canvas finish, Bradel, Hardcover ( square back binding )
||Numbered copy ( Volume 1 ), Damaged dust jacket, Bookmarks, Reprint, Handwritten notes
|Number of pages
|Collection / Series
||R.A.F. Museum Series
||16 x 23 x 3 cm
||Arms and Armour Press
The most famous aeroplane of the Second World War, the Spitfire traced its ancestry back to the elegant high - speed seaplanes that R.J. Mitchell designed for the Schneider trophy contests - including the Supermarine S6B, which captured the World Air Speed Record for Great Britain.
The Spitfire V was the third major production type of the breed to see service with the R.A.F. It entered service in March 1941, and saw active service in a wide variety of operational areas - including Soviet Union, Malta, the Western Desert and the Far East - remaining in production until October 1943 ; by which time well over 6,000 had been built. A distinguished variant of a peerless fighter, the Spitfire V has come to be regarded as the classic of the " pure " Spitfire - the epitome of the breed.
Originally published by the Air Ministry, The Spitfire V Manual is an authentic reprint of the actual workshop manual used by the R.A.F. personnel who flew and maintained the Spitfire V. Within the pages of this book are all the essential technical details of one of the greatest fighting aeroplanes of all time - including handling and flying notes, instructions for ground crews, construction and wiring data, as well as material relevant to the variants of the Mark V - including the LFV. With over 170 illustrations, this is the definitive book on the Spitfire Mk. V - an essential reference source for modellers and aviation enthusiasts everywhere.