Spitfire David Curnock

ISBN: 9781782812586

Published: March 1st 2015


128 pages


Spitfire  by  David Curnock

Spitfire by David Curnock
March 1st 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781782812586 | 8.39 Mb

The ancestry of the Spitfire can be traced back to the failed Supermarine Type 224, designed to meet the Air Ministry specification F.7/30 by Reginald J. Mitchell, creator of the magnificent Supermarine seaplanes which won three successive Schneider Trophy contests. The Type 224 was a gull-winged monoplane with a fixed trousered undercarriage, powered by a 600-h.p. Rolls-Royce engine, and Mitchell was dissatisfied with it even before it flew. He began to design a new aircraft as a private venture- the conception was revised twice, to incorporate the new P.V.12 (Merlin) engine and an eight-gun battery and the final design was accepted by the Air Ministry in January 1935, the new specification F.37/34 being written around it for contract purposes.

The prototype first flew on 5th March 1936. Little book of Spitfire provides a concise history of this great WW2 fighter planes.

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