From the U.K. MoD website:
Everything you ever wanted to know about how to....strip down and build
Lucky owners of RAF Spitfires from the time of the Battle of Britain
should soon be able to buy a manual showing how to strip them down and
rebuild them in the same way as a Ford Cortina!
The RAF has teamed up with famous motor publishers Haynes who hope to
produce manuals enabling the public to explore the inner workings of
famous RAF types such as the iconic Hurricane and Spitfire fighters.
They helped win the Battle of Britain in the skies over southern England
between May and September 1940, and led wartime leader Winston Churchill
to dub the pilots "The Few". Plans also include producing manuals
showing how modern RAF aircraft such as Typhoon are constructed.
The launch of the agreement between Haynes and the MOD was made today at
the International Book Fair in London's Docklands between Haynes'
Managing Director, John Haynes, and Air Vice-Marshal Chris Moran, the
RAF's Assistant Chief of the Air Staff.
AVM Moran said:
"Our goal is to present the varied roles and modern image of the RAF and
enhance public recognition. When seeking out like-minded partners, we
saw that Haynes clearly share the vision we have for representing the
RAF's position as making a winning contribution to joint operations in
support of the United Kingdom's Defence Mission. We are delighted to
have this opportunity to work together."
Mr Haynes echoed those sentiments:
"This is an exciting opportunity that will enable us to combine our
experience of publishing world-famous transport-related titles with our
extensive range of historical, military, and aviation books. I am
delighted to be working with the RAF again and that Haynes is to become
the official book publishing partner of the RAF."
I've really been needing a good manual for my Spitfire! Hopefully they'll come out with one for the Mustang, but heck, the engines are the same, so I'll be able to use that same section for my 'Stangs.
hehehe I wish.