Spitfire A Test Pilot's Story

By: Quill, Jeffrey

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316pp, 2 bw pic sections. Less than 500g for posting. This is the personal account of an exceptional Spitfire test pilot, RAF, and Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot. Starting with lively descriptions of flying in the pre-war Air Force in the mid 1930s, Jeffrey Quill moves on to cover his experiences in test flying. He took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of the time, including the immortal Spitfire from its experimental, prototype stage in 1936 to the end of its production life in 1948. Describing the early problems of mass production, the author shows how an elegant flying machine was turned into a highly aggressive and deadly fighter airplane, developing its capabilities so successfully that some fifty-two variants of the design saw front-line service in various specialized operational roles. Maybe read this in conjunction with "Biggin on the Bump".

Title: Spitfire A Test Pilot's Story

Author Name: Quill, Jeffrey

Categories: - WORLD WAR II, AVIATION, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY, BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS,

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books Ltd.: 1986

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good-good

Jacket Condition: None issued

Size: 19cm

Seller ID: 011095

Keywords: Quill Spitfire RAF Pilot War,