Best/definitive book about Spitfire

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  1. tomo pauk

    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    (sorry to post a book thread in this sub forum - guess better feedback is to be expected)

    What would the fellow forumers reccomend?
     
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    Spitfire: The History by Morgan and Shacklady.
     
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    Followed by 'The Spitfire Story' by Dr. Alfred Price and, if you can find it, the 1960s Harleyford book 'Spitfire - Story of a Famous Fighter', I think by Bruce Roberstson (sorry,lost my copy after lending it out, so not sure on author.)
    The Morgan/Shacklady book is the 'Bible' as far as technical detail, production etc is concerned, and is excellent, whilst the other two are more 'readable', if that makes sense?!
     
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    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    Makes sense :)
    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Anyone interested in the Spitfire should have a copy of this the Spitfire owners workshop manual Haynes Spitfire manual

    If I ever get to own a Spitfire:) it will be my service manual till that day its a good read
     
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    #6 Edgar Brooks, Apr 21, 2011
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    If your specific interest is the Mk.IX/XVI, "Spitfire IX XVI Engineered," by Paul Monforton, is worth having. Although concentrating on preserved/rebuilt airframes, so containing minor discrepancies, it (literally) is the "rivet-counter's" dream.
    Edgar
     
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