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Historic Pilot's Notes for Spitfire IIA & IIB

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Original Pilot's Notes for the Spitfire IIA & IIB from the Air Ministry, dated July 1940 on the cusp of the Battle Of Britain.


This is like an "owner's manual" for the Spitfire. Section 1 contains sections on the Controls, Engine, Cockpit [including 2 B&W images of the port and starboard side of the pit], Operational Equipment, and Wireless.


Section 2 contains "Handling and Flying Notes for Pilot", and has sections on Starting the Engine, Taxying, Taking-Off, Climbing, General Flying, Stalling, Spinning, Diving, Aerobatics, Combat Manoeuvres [sic], Landing, et cetera... Sorry, there are no page numbers on the original.


I thought this document important enough to include in the download section, rather than a link in a thread that will be subsequently buried. I hope you all agree. I plan on delving into the excellent library and archives I have access to and provide more gems like this.

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