Sapphire Productions, Loughton, quality facsimile rep., (1972). Pages unnumbered but numerous photo-ills., + fold-out diagrams. Boards ; cloth spine l string binder ; title-piece pasted to whole of front board ; 23 x 19cm. Protective cellophane has been taped to the inside of the boards to preserve the boards nicely but it has left tape marks inside & to the adjoining page each end ; o/w V.G. This high-quality facsimile reproduction of pilots notes for the Spitfire IIA and IIB Aeroplanes and Merlin XII Engine is from Volume I of the revised June, 1941 edition, together with 3 pages of amendments from December 1943. Sections include : Pilot’s controls and equipment ; Handling and flying notes for pilot ; Instructions and notes for ground personnel ; Removal and assembly operations ; Electrical installation – wiring diagrams and maintenance notes ; Design and constructions of airframe ; Engine installation ; Hydraulic and pneumatic systems ; Equipment. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams including many folding plates.