Supermarine Spitfire PDF eBook + Flight Manuals

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  • 5 magazines, 10 manuals, & photos
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July 1975

  • Treasures of McCook Field, Part 1
  • Boeing’s 5 in 1 Fighter, the XF8B-1
  • Flying a Legend, the Spitfire

November 1993

  • Spitting Fire
  • Dark Days at Douglas, Twilight of an American Aerospace Legend

April 1996

  • Replacing SAC Air Combat Command
  • How Spitfire & Typhoon were Converted for Tactical Close Support

October 1996

  • Behind the Big Wing Controversy
  • Lockheed’s F-104 Starfighter
  • The Yak Fighter, Star of Soviet Union’s WWII Guard Brigades

May 1999

  • Seaplanes: Gone But Not Forgotten
  • The RAF Hurricane, Spitfire, and Mosquito

Manuals & Photos

  • Spitfire 16 Pilot’s Notes 1949
  • Spitfire 22 & 24 Griffon 61 Engine Pilot’s Notes
  • Spitfire I Merlin II Engine 1940
  • Spitfire IIA IIB Merlin XII Pilot’s Notes 1940
  • Spitfire IX Merlin 61 Engine 1942
  • Spitfire IX, XI & XVI Pilot’s Notes 1946
  • Spitfire VA, VB, VC Pilot’s Notes
  • Spitfire VII & VIII Pilot’s Notes 1943
  • Spitfire XII Pilot’s Notes 1943
  • Spitfire XIV, XIX Pilot’s Notes 1946
  • 934 Supermarine Spitfire photos

Supermarine Spitfire

  • Mk VB Specs
  • Cutaway
  • Videos

General Characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 5 in (3.86 m)
  • Wing area: 242.1 ft2 (22.48 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA 2213 (root)
    NACA 2209.4 (tip)
  • Empty weight: 5,065 lb (2,297 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 6,622 lb (3,000 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 6,700 lb (3,039 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12 engine, 1,470 hp (1,096 kW) at 9,250 ft (2,819 m)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 370 mph (322 kn, 595 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 400 km without fuel tank, 885 km with fuel tank
  • Ferry range: 800 km without fuel tank, 1770 km with fuel tank
  • Service ceiling: 36,500 ft (11,125 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,600 ft/min (13.2 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 27.35 lb/ft2 (133.5 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.22 hp/lb (0.36 kW/kg)

Armament

  • A wing
    • 8 × .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)
  • B wing
    • 2 × 20 mm Hispano Mk II (60 rounds per gun)
    • 4 × .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)
  • C wing
    • 4 × 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon (120 rounds per gun)
  • C wing (Alt.)
    • 2 × 20 mm Hispano Mk II (120 rounds per gun)
    • 4 × .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)
  • E wing
    • 2 × 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon (120 rounds per gun)
    • 2 × .50 in M2 Browning machine guns (250 rounds per gun)

Spitfire: Birth Of A Legend

 


The Spitfire (BBC Full Documentary)

 


Supermarine Spitfire and the Battle of Britain

 


Battle Stations: Spitfire Squadron