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cungya
10-12-2007, 09:01 AM
Offered for free by HLebooks.com here : http://hlebooks.com/docu/spitfire/spitfire.htm

Ebook's Content
Chapter 1
MAIN SERVICES
- Oil system
- Hydraulic system
- Pneumatic system
- Electrical system
- Primary flying controls and locking devices
AEROPLANE CONTROLS
- Flying instruments
- Trimming tabs
- Undercarriage control and indicators
- To raise the undercarriage
- To lower the under carriage
- Electrical visual indicator
- Mechanical position indicator
- Warning horn
- Flap control
- Undercarriage emergency operation
- Wheel brakes
ENGINE CONTROLS
- Throttle and mixture controls
- Automatic boost cut-out
- Airscrew controls
- Radiator flap control
- Slow-running cut-out
- Fuel **** controls and contents gauges
- Immersed fuel pump
- Fuel priming pump
- Ignition switches
- Electric starting
Chapter 2
- Hand starting
- Oil dilution
- Engine instruments
COCKPIT ACCOMMODATION & EQUIPMENT
- Pilot's seat control
- Safety harness release
- Cockpit door
- Hood locking control
- Direct vision panel
- Cockpit lighting
- Cockpit heating & ventilation
- Oxygen
- Mirror
- Map cases
OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT & CONTROLS
- Guns and cannons
- Reflector gun sight
- Camera
NAVIGATIONAL SIGNALLING & LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
- Wireless
- Navigation & identification lamps
- Landing lamps
- Signal discharger
DE-ICING EQUIPMENT
- Windscreen de-icing
Chapter 3
- Pressure head heater switch
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
- Hood jettisoning
- Forced landing flare
- First aid
ADDENDUM
- Jettisonable tank controls
- Fuel tank pressurising
- Air cleaner
- Desert equipment
- Seafire I & II
- Arrester gear release control
- Arrester gear warning light
- Air intake control
- Radio equipment
- Stowage for signal pistol cartridges
INSTRUMENT PANEL - Spitfire VA, VB, VC & Seafire I & II
Chapter 4
PORT SIDE OF COCKPIT - Spitfire VA, VB, VC
PORT SIDE OF COCKPIT - Seafire I & II
STARBOARD SIDE OF COCKPIT - Spitfire VA, VB, VC
STARBOARD SIDE OF COCKPIT - - Seafire I & II
FUEL SYSTEM DIAGRAM (tropical)
FUEL SYSTEM DIAGRAM
Chapter 5
HANDLING & FLYING NOTES FOR PILOT
- Flying limitations
Maximum speed
Restrictions
- Management of fuel system
- Preliminaries
- Starting the engine and warming up
- Testing engine and installations
While warming up
After warming up
Chapter 6
- Final preparations for take-off
- Take-off
- Climbing
- General flying
Stability
Change of trim
- Maximum range
Climbing
Cruising
- Stalling
- Spinning
- Aerobatics
Looping
Rolling
Half-roll off loop
Upward roll
Flick manoeuvres
- Diving
- Approach and landing
Chapter 7
- After landing
- Oil dilution
- Flying at reduced airspeeds
- Management of 170 and 29 gallon auxiliary fuel tanks
ADDENDUM
- Deck take-off
- Deck landing
- Catapult launching and accelerator take-off
- Ditching
- Seafire III wing locking
Chapter 8
- Characteristics of the different models of Spitfire
Chapter 9
- Spitfire cine-camera model G.45
Chapter 10
- Other historic resources

DmdSeeker
10-12-2007, 09:05 AM
Thx!

SlickStick
10-12-2007, 09:10 AM
Very cool!!! Thanks for the link. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Coupled with the available RAF Gunnery Manual, there will be a whole new breed of well-informed Spitfire pilots.

More woe for the blue. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Daiichidoku
10-12-2007, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
well-informed Spitfire pilots.

contradiction in terms



Originally posted by SlickStick:
More woe for the blue. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

im sure the spits FR stats will now be even more spectacular than before http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Freelancer-1
10-12-2007, 10:50 AM
Thanks for the link, cungya http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hey Slick, can you post a link for the Gunnery Manual?

SlickStick
10-12-2007, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
Thanks for the link, cungya http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hey Slick, can you post a link for the Gunnery Manual?

Click the link in my sig. It's a .PDF called Bag The Hun. Enjoy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

msalama
10-12-2007, 12:20 PM
Thank you Sir! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

sgt.dumpster
10-12-2007, 01:48 PM
do they have a manual on the bf109? Even if its in German thats ok http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

VF-17_Jolly
10-12-2007, 02:34 PM
There`s one here for the 109

Geschwader 26 (http://forum.helixogs.com/showthread.php?t=5753)

OMK_Hand
10-12-2007, 07:43 PM
Hi all.

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/other-mechanical-systems-tech/

Many types to choose from. A very interesting site, and a great collection of notes.

DKoor
10-12-2007, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by cungya:
Offered for free by HLebooks.com here : http://hlebooks.com/docu/spitfire/spitfire.htm Great find!

Finally, I'll be able to find more info how they managed to make so efficient radiator/anti-overheat system so those that flies this wonderful plane don't have to worry much about engine overheat due to flying at max available power settings!

Thanks again!

MrMojok
10-12-2007, 10:05 PM
Does the manual show the Spitfire Pilots actually being able to see their in-cockpit gauges, or indeed, the cockpit itself, or perhaps the nose of their own aircraft, Slick?

SlickStick
10-13-2007, 08:03 AM
Yawn, bro, as you lack the wit and the intelligence to make a successful stalker, best you just move on before you get smacked down like Pappy and Daiichidoku. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I give you a C for effort and a D- for presentation.