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Spitfire A Test Pilot"s Story

Jeffery Quill

Spitfire A Test Pilot"s Story

by Jeffery Quill

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Published by Arrow Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7317220M
ISBN 100099370204
ISBN 109780099370208

Buy Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story New edition by Quill, Jeffrey (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: : Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story () by Jeffrey Quill and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(38).

Main Spitfire: pilots' stories. Spitfire: pilots' stories Price, Dr Alfred. Overview: The adventures of 60 pilots and ground crewmen who flew or worked on the Spitfire during World War II. A narrative description and condensed history of the Spitfire's construction, combat career, and postwar service tell all there is to know about the finest.   This book concentrates on Pilots' stories as the title says. Instead of going on about the Spitfire's development, tech aspects and combat stories, we read 1st person accounts by the men who flew it. Very much more personal and involving. The book took on an established subject and breathed some freshness into the story of the s:

  The other would be Jeffrey Quill's "Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story". For those who do not know, Alex Henshaw was the civilian chief production test pilot at Castle Bromwich and Jeffrey Quill's extensive involvement began with being an assistant test pilot Reviews: Download Spitfire Pilots Stories ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Spitfire Pilots Stories book pdf for free now. Spitfire A Test Pilot S Story. Author: Jeffrey Quill ISBN: Genre: File Size: MB Format: PDF.


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Spitfire A Test Pilot"s Story by Jeffery Quill Download PDF EPUB FB2

Product summary This book is by no means new, but still stands out as one of the best wartime pilots’ accounts published to date. Jeffrey Quill was the Chief test Pilot at Supermarine, and thus in charge of the flight testing of the most important military aircraft of his time – the Spitfire.

This is considered by many to be the definitive book on the development of the Spitfire. It is also a fascinating account Quill's life as a test pilot and of his contribution to the success of the aircraft/5(39). A very detailed and well-written account of what it was like to test fly the legendary Spitfire, from the initial prototype in the late s through the end of World War II, during which the plane went through endless modifications to try to keep up with or gain an edge over German fighters/5(39).

First published inJeffrey Quill's biographical account of test flying the Spitfire amongst other aircraft types whilst working for Vickers-Armstrong is full of unique moments in aviation history/5. Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story - Jeffrey Quill - Google Books This is the personal account of an exceptional Spitfire test pilot, RAF, and Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot.

Starting with lively 5/5(1). Spitfire – A Test Pilot’s Story This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time. Jeffrey Quill, was commissioned in the RAF in He joined Vickers Aviation inand rose to become Chief Test Pilot at Supermarine.

Birth of a Legend: The Spitfire, by Jeffrey Quill Written by Supermarine’s chief test pilot, the late Jeffrey Quill who literally lived and breathed Spitfires back in the day, this uplifting book recounts the fascinating events leading up to the birth and first few precarious years of.

pages - - Old, like new This wonderful book - which contains several photographs as well as some line drawings - is a true account on the Spitfire by a famous British test pilot: Jeffrey Quill.

Characteristics Book cover finish Canvas finish, BRADEL, Hardcover (square back binding. Test pilot Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft in the s, in particular, the immortal Spitfire.

This new edition is published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Spitfire in March ' What other items do customers buy after viewing this Reviews: Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, OBE, AFC, FRAeS (1 February – 20 February ) was a British test pilot who served on secondment with the Royal Air Force and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World was also the second man to fly the Supermarine Spitfire after Vickers Aviation's chief test pilot, Joseph "Mutt" succeeding Summers as Vickers' chief test pilot.

The test pilot in question is Jeffrey Quill, and the book is really a biography of Quill as pilot and test pilot/5(35). The Battle of Britain memoir of Roger Hall, a Spitfire pilot in Squadron, the heart of the fighting during the epic battle. He recounts his own experience of air-to-air combat with Mes and Mes (he shot down three enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain), and that of his fellow pilots.

Spitfire, A Test Pilot's Story by Jeffrey Quill,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Jeffrey Quill. A gorgeous love letter to the Spitfire and the pilots who flew her.

This book covers the technological developments, the dogfights in the skies and the personal lives of the pilots. It covers every theatre of the war and really gives you an appreciation for the value of /5(50). Spitfire Books offers a superb selection of books and flying memorabilia signed by some of the most distinguished pilots in aviation history.

Here you will find books and collectables from the early pioneering days of the Wright Brothers, through the two world wars to the incredible exploits of the test pilots of the post war era and the space race.

Spitfire: A Test Pilots Story Book. This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time.

This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time. Jeffrey Quill, was commissioned in the RAF in He joined Vickers Aviation inand rose to become Chief Test Pilot at Supermarine.

Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story Paperback – Import, January 1, by Jeffrey Quill (Author) out of 5 stars 10 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, Import "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback/5(10). The First of the Few (US title Spitfire) is a British black-and-white biographical film produced and directed by Leslie Howard, who stars as R.

Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft. David Niven co-stars as a Royal Air Force officer and test pilot, a composite character that represents the pilots who flew Mitchell's seaplanes and tested the Spitfire.

I agree Nev - its a cracking book. Quill was probably second only to Alex Henshaw in terms of his experience on the Spitfire - and his technical insights, as a development test pilot, are excellent.

Like you it is a book I've read more than once. Mine is a paperback version - but I don't know if it still in print. BEB. Alan Randall: 26/04/.

An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time and, in particular, the immortal Spitfire from its experimental, prototype stage in to the end of its production in He used his first-hand experience of combat conditions fighting with 65 Squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain to help turn this elegant flying 5/5(1).

Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story by Jeffrey Quill, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military Our Stores Are OpenBook AnnexMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & Author: Jeffrey Quill.A very detailed and well-written account of what it was like to test fly the legendary Spitfire, from the initial prototype in the late s through the end of World War II, during which the plane went through endless modifications to try to keep up with or gain an edge over German fighters.