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Spitfire Owners Workshop Manual

An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War 2 Fighter



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Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Owners Workshop Manual by Alfred Price
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I have a large collection of books on the Spitfire and rate this book a good effort. I was hoping for more of a Hayanes book with detail strip downs etc but can understand it is more of basic explaination of owning one of these amazing warbirds.


Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Owners' Workshop Manual (1936 onwards – all marks): An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War 2 Fighter.

‘Fascinating text, complemented by numerous technical drawings, cutaways and photographs’ Model Flying, ‘This book is a masterpiece’ Historic Military Vehicles, ‘A wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane’ Club Lotus, ‘It is the book DIY fanatics wanting to service their own World War II Spitfire have been waiting for’ Western Daily Press.

The legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. Here is a unique insight into what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, as well as providing a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. Presented mainly in colour, this highly detailed and attractively designed manual is based around the restoration of the Spitfire Mk XVI at RAF Coningsby.

Table of Contents

Spitfire Story – the story of a fighting aircraft.Restor 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 slection of airworthy Spitfires, glossary of terms and useful contacts.

Author Biography

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 to be a leading authority on the Spitfire. Paul Blackah is currently Chief Technician at the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, responsible for overseeing the engineering and maintenance work on a number of Spitfires. He is a passionate “warbird” enthusiast.

Release date NZ
October 15th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations (chiefly col.)
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
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