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Chapter 1

MAIN SERVICES
- Oil system

- Hydraulic system
- Pneumatic system
- Electrical system
- Primary flying controls and locking devices
AEROPLANE CONTROLS
- Flying instruments
- Trimming tabs
- Undercarriage control and indicators
- To raise the undercarriage
- To lower the under carriage
- Electrical visual indicator
- Mechanical position indicator
- Warning horn
- Flap control
- Undercarriage emergency operation
- Wheel brakes
ENGINE CONTROLS
- Throttle and mixture controls
- Automatic boost cut-out
- Airscrew controls
- Radiator flap control
- Slow-running cut-out
- Fuel cock controls and contents gauges
- Immersed fuel pump
- Fuel priming pump
- Ignition switches
- Electric starting

Chapter 2

- Hand starting
- Oil dilution
- Engine instruments
COCKPIT ACCOMMODATION & EQUIPMENT
- Pilot's seat control
- Safety harness release
- Cockpit door
- Hood locking control
- Direct vision panel
- Cockpit lighting
- Cockpit heating & ventilation
- Oxygen
- Mirror
- Map cases
OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT & CONTROLS
- Guns and cannons
- Reflector gun sight
- Camera

NAVIGATIONAL SIGNALLING & LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
- Wireless
- Navigation & identification lamps

- Landing lamps
- Signal discharger
DE-ICING EQUIPMENT
- Windscreen de-icing

Chapter 3

- Pressure head heater switch
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
- Hood jettisoning
- Forced landing flare
- First aid
ADDENDUM
- Jettisonable tank controls
- Fuel tank pressurising
- Air cleaner
- Desert equipment
- Seafire I & II
- Arrester gear release control
- Arrester gear warning light
- Air intake control
- Radio equipment
- Stowage for signal pistol cartridges
INSTRUMENT PANEL - Spitfire VA, VB, VC & Seafire I & II

Chapter 4

PORT SIDE OF COCKPIT - Spitfire VA, VB, VC
PORT SIDE OF COCKPIT - Seafire I & II
STARBOARD SIDE OF COCKPIT - Spitfire VA, VB, VC
STARBOARD SIDE OF COCKPIT -  - Seafire I & II
FUEL SYSTEM DIAGRAM (tropical)
FUEL SYSTEM DIAGRAM

Chapter 5

HANDLING & FLYING NOTES FOR PILOT
- Flying limitations
  Maximum speed
  Restrictions

- Management of fuel system
- Preliminaries
- Starting the engine and warming up
- Testing engine and installations
  While warming up
  After warming up

Chapter 6

- Final preparations for take-off
- Take-off
- Climbing
- General flying
  Stability
  Change of trim

- Maximum range
  Climbing
  Cruising

- Stalling
- Spinning
- Aerobatics
  Looping
  Rolling
  Half-roll off loop
  Upward roll
  Flick manoeuvres
- Diving
- Approach and landing

Chapter 7

- After landing
- Oil dilution
- Flying at reduced airspeeds
- Management of 170 and 29 gallon auxiliary fuel tanks
ADDENDUM
- Deck take-off
- Deck landing
- Catapult launching and accelerator take-off
- Ditching
- Seafire III wing locking

Chapter 8

- Characteristics of  the different models of Spitfire

Chapter 9

- Spitfire cine-camera model G.45

Chapter 10

- Other historic resources

 


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