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The Resource From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell, John K. Shelton, (electronic resource)

From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell, John K. Shelton, (electronic resource)

Label
From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell
Title
From Nighthawk to Spitfire
Title remainder
The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell
Statement of responsibility
John K. Shelton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
R. J. Mitchell was virtually self-taught; surprisingly, almost all his other aircraft 24 aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. How a lad from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, came to be responsible for the Spitfire is a great tale in itself. This detailed book tells us how Mitchell learned his trade{u2014}from 1916, contributing to the production of the cumbersome Night Hawk, designed to combat the German Zeppelin threat, and gradually coming to produce record-breaking racing floatplanes which in 1931 won outright the prestigious international Schneider Trophy. Mitchell was thus well placed to design a high speed aircraft when war began to threaten, but Dr. Shelton reveals the production of the famous fighter was by no means a certainty and how, indeed, its vital contribution to winning the Battle of Britain was "a very close run thing."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Shelton, John K
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell, John K. Shelton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTUwNw==
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00009855
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965507
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965507
  • (Sirsi) b1459681
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell, John K. Shelton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTUwNw==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965507
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965507
  • (Sirsi) b1459681
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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