Spitfire - a Test Pilot's Story

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The ‘flying autobiography’ of Jeffrey Quill, an exceptional test-pilot and fighter pilot, who flight-tested every variant of the Spitfire from its experimental, prototype stage, until production ceased in 1948; he worked very closely with designer R.J. Mitchell until Mitchell’s death, and flew Spitfire’s in combat, so has a unique view on this aircraft. Spitfires occupy centre-stage in this book, but there are chapters covering the testing of other less successful aircraft, especially in the 1930s. Highly readable, and a lot of information. 334 pages, illustrated with B&W photos and drawings. Paperback. Crécy Publishing