Supermarine: An Illustrated History

Supermarine: An Illustrated History

by Christopher Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445651248
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 05/14/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher Smith is an aviation historian at Solent Sky Museum, where he is editor of the museum’s in-house magazine. His special interest is the history of Supermarine and the Schneider Trophy, about which he has written several articles, in addition to authoring a guide book on aviation in Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Prelude 7

Introduction: The Birthplace of the Spitfire 9

Chapter 1 The Men of Supermarine - Noel Pemberton-Billing (1881-1948) Founder of Supermarine 13

Chapter 2 The Men of Supermarine - Hubert Scott-Paine Supermarine General Manager 17

Chapter 3 The World's First Airport 25

Chapter 4 The Rise of the Flying Boats 31

Chapter 5 The RAF Far East Flight 'The Greatest Flight in History' 41

Chapter 6 Aircraft of the Far East Flight: The Supermarine Southampton 45

Chapter 7 The Schneider Trophy Part I - The Sea Lions 65

Chapter 8 The Schneider Trophy Part II - The Supermarine S4 - S6B 71

Chapter 9 The Spitfire 91

Chapter 10 The Second World War 107

Chapter 11 Towards the jet Age 117

Postscript 127

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