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Supermarine aircraft: Supermarine Spitfire, List of surviving Supermarine Spitfires, Supermarine Seafire, Supermarine Walrus, Supermarine Swift

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Supermarine Spitfire, Supermarine Seafire, List of Surviving Supermarine Spitfires, Supermarine Walrus, List of Supermarine Spitfire Operators, Supermarine Swift, Supermarine Spiteful, Supermarine Attacker, Supermarine S.6b, Supermarine Stranraer, Supermarine Seafang, Supermarine Seagull, Supermarine Seagull, Supermarine ...

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Overview

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Supermarine Spitfire, Supermarine Seafire, List of Surviving Supermarine Spitfires, Supermarine Walrus, List of Supermarine Spitfire Operators, Supermarine Swift, Supermarine Spiteful, Supermarine Attacker, Supermarine S.6b, Supermarine Stranraer, Supermarine Seafang, Supermarine Seagull, Supermarine Seagull, Supermarine Southampton, Supermarine Scimitar, Supermarine S.4, Supermarine S.6, Supermarine S.5, Ad Flying Boat, Supermarine Sea Otter, Supermarine Sea Lion Ii, Supermarine Type 322, Supermarine Nighthawk, Vickers Type 559, Supermarine Nanok, Supermarine Baby, Supermarine Scapa, Supermarine Air Yacht, Supermarine Sea Lion I, Supermarine Sea King, Supermarine Swan, Supermarine Sparrow, Supermarine Seamew, Supermarine Seal, Supermarine Type 224, Supermarine Sea Eagle, Supermarine B.12/36, Supermarine Commercial Amphibian, Supermarine Scylla, Supermarine Sea Urchin, Supermarine Seagull. Excerpt: Air Department Flying Boat The AD Flying Boat was designed by the British Admiralty 's Air Department to serve as a patrol aircraft that could operate in conjunction with Royal Navy warships. Intended for use during World War I , production of the aircraft was terminated as the end of the war came into sight, and the type saw little operational use. A number were re-purchased after the end of the War by Supermarine Aviation and rebuilt as civil Transports, becoming known as the Supermarine Channel . Design and development Designed in 1915 by Lieutenant Linton Hope, the aircraft was of conventional biplane flying-boat configuration, and also featured a biplane tail with twin rudders . The pilot and observer sat in tandem in the nose, with the engine and pusher propeller mounted behind them, between the wings. The wings could be folded forwards to facilitate shipboard stowage. Two prot...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155645803
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/6/2010
  • Pages: 58
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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