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Original Wartime pilots Flying manual nos 1 (pg1 manuals)

This is a superb large book covering all aspects of flying with some full colour pull outs. It was owned originally by F O Rose who trained RAF fighter pilots.

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Original Castle Bromwich Spitfire factory Entertainment minutes book nos 2(pg1 manuals)

This is a historically important and unique document 100% original it has been in my private collection for many years. It contains the minutes of the CBAF entertainment committee from  8th September 1943  to the 21st September 1944.

A unique insight into the social side of the factory which was a serious business with some big entertainers of the day performing for the factory workers. Included is an original ARP wardens badge presumably belonging to one of the committee and a really nice telegram headed  Vickers Armstrong's LTD (Aircraft section) Castle Bromwich works Birmingham complaining about arrangements for Ensa. 

Also there is a photograph of the substantial entertainment  committee.

 It contains over 50 hand written pages. The members of the committee almost certainly all worked at the factory in various roles and would be worth further investigation.

Castle Bromwich was the main factory for the production of Spitfires and also made Lancasters throughout WWII. It had a huge work force on shift work working 24 hrs a day.

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Named Original Spitfire Pilots notes (pg1 manuals)

These are rare although there are modern reprints these are complete and 100% original wartime Pilots notes for the MK IX, XI and XVI Spitfire.

They are a third edition and were purchased from the Son of F O A V Rose who trained fighter pilots during the war.

There are two names on the book with include Bolton and Bradley so have been used by at least three Pilots. Definitely worthy of further research.

 

 

Out of stock more always wanted please contact me

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Original Harvard 2 B pilots notes Nos 3 (pg1 manuals)

These are rare although there are modern reprints these are complete and 100% original wartime Pilots notes for the Harvard 2B .

They are a second edition and were also purchased from the Son of F O A V Rose who trained fighter pilots during the war so along with the Spitfire pilots notes above are entirely consistent with his role as practically all RAF fighter pilots were trained on Harvards.

 

 

 

 

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Original Harvard 2 B pilots notes 2 nos 4 (pg1 manuals)

These are rare although there are modern reprints these are complete and 100% original wartime Pilots notes for the Harvard 2B .

2nd edition

 

 

 

 

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Original Meteor NF II &13 pilots notes nos 5 (pg1 manuals)

These are rare although there are modern reprints these are complete and 100% original Pilots notes for the Meteor Britain's first Jet fighter .

 

1st Edition

 

 

 

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Original Vampire T.II pilots notes nos 6  (pg1 manuals)

These are rare although there are modern reprints these are complete and 100% original Pilots notes for the Vampire a mostly wooden Jet fighter .

 

3rd Edition Dated 1955

 

 

 

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Variable pitch Prop log book  nos 7 (pg1 manuals)

Once again  purchased from the Son of F O A V Rose who trained fighter pilots during the war. This book was used to record the hours and maintenance work along with the specific aircraft the prop was fitted to. Unfortunately the book is blank and there are no records filled in.

 

 

 

 

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Original WWI RFC Aircraft Type Lewis Gun Manual Nos 8 (pg1 manuals)

This is an original manual for the Aircraft type Lewis gun. It is complete with a beautiful fold out picture of the Lewis gun covers all aspects of the Gun. Has a little wear and tear damage to be expected from a book nearly 100 years old but is complete and readable.

 

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Spitfire Parts Manual Nos 9 (pg1 manuals)

This is a complete parts manual for the Spitfire. Its based on the MK XIX however many parts did not change through the Mk's so this is still relevant for all Mk's. It lists major part numbers for each Mk and part of the airframe. It then splits down into sub sections with exploded drawings of all parts and their part numbers. This is a hard copy not a CD.

It comes in a A4 folder and is 2inches thick containing hundreds of pages.

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The Wolseley Aero engine instruction manual Nos 10 (pg1 manual)

Original book in superb clean condition

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Original Gnome Mono Instruction Book   Nos 11 (pg2 books)

Here we have an Instruction Book for the Care of the 100H.P Monosoupape  9 Cylinder Type B2 Engine

This has Numerous Line Drawings and Photographs within the Text

This Book is Circa. 1913 Published by Gnome and Le Rhone Engine Company

The Spine of this book is in a Bad Way however none of the pages are falling out

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Halifax MK II  manual  Nos 12 (pg2 books)

This is a reprinted hard copy of the Halifax MK II manual covering all aspects of the aircraft with lots of diagrams. It covers the whole operation of the aircraft. 2 inches thick supplied in an A4 ring folder . The following pictures show a representation of what's in the manual.

A.P.1719B,Volume 1. .

1: Pilot Controls and equipment.

2:Handling and flying notes for pilot.

3:Controls and equipment for crew.

4:Instructions and notes for ground crew.

5: Assembly and removal operations

6: Maintenance of electrical systems.

7:Construction of airframe

8: Engine installation.

9:Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

10:Electrical installation.

11: General equipment.

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Lower Ball Turrets Types A-2B and A-13A  (pg1 manual)

Ball turret - Wikipedia

AN-45G-5

This is a reprint of the handbook of instructions with parts catalogue for the lower ball turrets type A-2b and A-13 A.

Comprehensive with lots of diagrams runs to over 170 pages plus parts number list.

Shows every component in detail.

 

 

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Gipsy Queen handbook Nos 13  (pg1 manual)

In reasonable condition complete but with some staining to the pages perfectly readable.

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Original WWI Griffons aeronautical series Nos 14 (pg1 manuals)

Original book in superb clean condition

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Lancaster parts manual Nos 15 (pg1 manuals)

 

This copy contains hundreds of exploded drawings as below and part numbers, a must for the Lancaster fan.

NOT A CD this is a hard copy all on A4 paper as original. This manual list every  part from instruments to the nuts and bolts of an entire Lancaster. There seems to be 70 pages from a total of 1047 missing.

Will be supplied in a A4 binder.  

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Original Rotol Hydraulic Variable Pitch Airscrews manual 1940 Nos 16 .(pg1 manuals)

This is superb and very rare manual by Rotol dated 1940. Its in excellent condition and contains Illustrations, general description Airscrews, governor units, accessories, installation, operation and maintenance, tools and repair

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T1/T2 and Bombsight computer parts manual Nos 18 (pg1 manuals)

We can now supply hard paper copies of the 197 Page Handbook Of Instructions with Catalogue for the T1/2 Bombsight and the computer.

 

 

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Mk 14 Bombsight Manual Nos 19 (pg1 manuals)

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Merlin XX Engine notes Nos 20 (pg1 manuals)

 

Merlin XX Engine. Schedule of spare parts. RAF Vocabulary section No.36 DD. Air Publication 1590G(Vol.111) Lots of drawings of engine parts, and lists of components. Invaluable to modeller and enthusiast alike. First generation copy. Card covers. Rapesco filing clip bound.

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Instruments Aeronautical Engineering series Nos 21 (pg 1 manuals)

This is a hard copy of an original book covering the whole range of instruments used by RAF aircraft in WWII helps with identification, servicing and repairs. Complete with lots of illustrations. 140 pages.

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Please note these are hard copies not CDs

Air Navigation Section III  Nos 22 (pg 1 manuals)

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GEE MK II airborne Equipment Nos 25  (pg 1 manuals)

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FN 20A Turret Nos 23  (pg 1 manuals)

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Air Navigation Section III GEE Nos 24  (pg 1 manuals)

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Here we have series of reference books put together by Alan Hulme. These really are superb and I refer to them constantly to identify parts. They are the best set of reference manuals I have come across and a must for the serious collector. These are originals supplied to Spitfire Spares by Allan. Currently I only have one set of each so its first come first served.

 

Aircraft Instruments Manual Nos 26 (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a Manual Compiled by Alan Hulme

Volume 1

This has pages of Illustrations and Information Regarding Aircraft Armament and Oxygen Equipment

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original and supplied in an A4 Binder

Instruments the Holly Grail for Spitfire Spares

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Aircraft Armament and Oxygen Nos 27 (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a Manual Compiled by Alan Hulme

Volume 2

This has pages of Illustrations and Information Regarding Aircraft Armament and Oxygen Equipment

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original and supplied in an A4 Binder

 

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Aircraft Electrical Equipment Manual Nos 28  (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a Manual Compiled by Alan Hulme

Volume 3

This has 49 Double sided pages of Illustrations and Information Regarding Aircraft Electrical Equipment

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original and supplied in an A4 Binder

 

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Aircraft equipment Dunlop Spade Grips and Firing Gear Nos 29 (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a Manual Compiled by Alan Hulme

Volume 4

This has pages of Illustrations and Information Regarding Dunlop Spade Grips and Gun Firing Gear

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original and supplied in an A4 Binder

 

 

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Lancaster I & III Illustrations Nos 30  (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a copy of Air Publication AP2062A

This has 63 Double Sided Pages of Lancaster Illustrations and a Section on Part Numbers

This is a Great Way for Identifying Lancaster Parts

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original.

 

 

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FN50 Turret Manual Nos 31 (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a copy of Air Publication AP1659A

This has 75pages of  Illustrations and Information Regarding the FN50 Mid Upper Turret

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original and supplied in an A4 Binder

 

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Gun and R.P Sights Manual 32 (pg1 manuals)

Here we have a copy of Air Publication AP3169

This has 13 pages of Illustrations and Information Regarding Gunsight's

 This is a hard copy NOT A CD all on A4 paper as original and supplied in an A4 Binder

 

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Rolls Royce Merlin Aero Engines Handbook Nos 33 (pg1 manuals)

Handbook for the Installation, Running and Maintinance of Rolls Royce "Merlin" Aero Engines Series II

First Published May 1938 and Published By Rolls Royce Ltd

You Will Receive a Good Quality Reprinted Copy that contains 197 pages of technical information and diagrams relating to the Merlin Aero Engine

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