Anatomy of the Spitfire’s Cockpit

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This article, now revised and updated, provides a complete photo reference to the layout and operation of the Spitfire cockpit. 80 photos are provided.

This article, now revised and updated, provides a complete photo reference to the layout and operation of the Spitfire cockpit.

The aircraft serving as our subject is Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb BL628 YO-D, recently completed by Avspecs Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand. Due to the fantastic quality of the restoration work which took full 30 years, the cockpit of this Spitfire conforms almost entirely to wartime production standards. For this reason, the following photographs can serve as reliable reference to the cockpit layout of the production Spitfire Mk. V.

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By Ron Buckley  |  2015-12-05 at 23:34  |  permalink

Absolutely bloody fantastic! I’m currently building Tamiya’s mark nine and these pics tell me the whole story. Thank you so much!

By Stephen collett  |  2016-01-23 at 22:03  |  permalink

Thanks to the people who put a remarkable amount of hard work and dedication into this restoration, we can enjoy and benefit from this beautiful example.A wonderful photographic reference for restoration and modeler’s alike !
Thankyou

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