Spitfire Mk. IX & XVI Engineered Reference Book
The focus of this book is to provide the enthusiast with the information needed to super detail the legendary Spitfire Mk. IX and Mk. XVI to a high degree of accuracy. Aircraft illustrators, restorers and modellers will appreciate the thoroughness of the photographs and dimensioned drawings.
Meticulous attention to engineering detail provides what is usually only obtained by visiting an actual aircraft. Extensive representation of panel lines and over 46,000 rivets. Formatted with large colour photos so that detail can be easily studied. Several images at differing angles of view serve to illustrate each area of the complete aircraft.
Line drawings have been painstakingly drafted and dimensioned on CAD software using original Supermarine factory drawings. For those areas where no original Spitfire drawings are available, measurements were taken from surviving Spitfires to complete the research material. Included are ordinate tables for all wing ribs, fuselage frames and stabilizer ribs. Sufficient information for those who wish to design and build their own Spitfire model or perhaps make a start on a homebuilt.
432 pages total • 133 pages of dimensioned drawings in colour • 890 full-colour photographs • Page size: 10" x 12"