Sigh for a Merlin Testing the Spitfire PDF/EPUB ´


Sigh for a Merlin Testing the Spitfire The Spitfire airplane will be forever linked with the Battle of Britain although its active service life spanned the Second World War When the Supermarine Spitfire factory in Southampton was bombed in September 1940 it was imperative that the enormous factory at Castle Bromwich should be immediately brought into production With this dispersal of aircraft production Alex Henshaw was appointed Chief Test Pilot at Castle Bromwich Powered by the mighty Merlin engine Spitfires were tested and manufactured at this site throughout the war by the end of which 37000 test flights had been made with than 12000 aircraft delivered For a time Castle Bromwich was the largest production center for Spitfires in the UK

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Sigh for a Merlin Testing the Spitfire
  • Alex Henshaw
  • English
  • 08 September 2016
  • 9780859790925

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