Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

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The projection display plate. The rubber coaming facing the pilot provided some means of protection from face injury in case of a forced landing. ...

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

The projection display plate. The rubber coaming facing the pilot provided some means of protection from face injury in case of a forced landing.
The second, larger glass plate in front of the gunsight is a sun shield. When not in use, it could be slid down behind the instrument panel.

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