The ultimate guide to the Spitfire in 1940. Basically, a unique guide on how to maintain and fly the legendary fighter plane in combat using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War.

An amazing array of leaflets, books and manuals were issued by the War Office during the Second World War to aid pilots in flying the Supermarine Spitfire, here for the first time and using the original 1940s settings, they are collated into a single book.

An introduction is supplied by expert aviation historian Dilip Sarkar, who has been fascinated by the Battle of Britain since childhood. He remains both moved and inspired by the story of Churchill's fabled 'Few. Since the 1970s he has met and interviewed more Battle of Britain pilots than any other historian.

Spitfire Manual 1940