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Spitfire

aircraft production

Sources and References

There are too many publications relating to the Spitfire to list in detail. A brief extract of the principal sources of serial and history information is given below

General
National Archives (Public Records Office)
The Vickers Archives - Cambridge University Library
RAF Museum archives (AM78 history cards, contracts/delivery cards, accident records)
Fighter Command Losses 1939-45. Norman L.R.Franks. Midland Publishing. ISBNs 185780 0559/0753/0931
Spitfire - The History. Morgan and Shacklady. Key Publishing. ISBN 0 946219 10 9
Thanks to: Ian Stevenson for details of French crashes, Stephane Sagols for 61 Sqdn codes,
Jens-Ole Kjolberg for updates re the Norwegian Spitfires and providing a listing prepared by Bjorn Hafsten,
Humberside Aviation Society for various c/ns and other details,
Gordon Birkett for Australian histories and Geoffrey Sinclair for analysing the reconciliations,
Brian Rose and the 81 Squadron Association for details of the squadrons aircraft,
Bob Tomlin for 126 squadron codes,
Kevin Charles for 601 squadron codes and pilots,
Bob Sikkel for sorting out the Ia/IIb reconciliation and MkXVI amendments, and Anton de Man for a correction re SM473.
David Fuller/Col Bruggy for picking up on my typos! and Sander for identifying the real story behind N3069
To Hartwig Lobe for all the production diagrams
Also to Dave Fagan, Ioannis Mylonas, Matthew Nolan, Richard Dunn, Jan Gnodde, Per Thorup Pedersen, Ben Standen, Wilko Jonker and Mark Reardon.
Aircraft Research Group Achterhoek
Jean Pierre Cousinet's 1/3 scale replica
Flybladder website
Spitfire tribute website

Civil Aircraft Registrations
The Civil Aircraft Registers of Great Britain 1919-1998. Volume 1.The Aviation Hobby Shop ISBN 0 907178 74X
Pascal Brugiers World Registers
Dave Lentons Complete German Register
Portuguese Aviation History
Historical Canadian Civil Aircraft Register - CAHS publications
Historical Australian Civil Aircraft Register - AustAirData
Aeroreg registers
Airnet production lists
CNAPG production lists
International Aircraft Register
Official Australian Register
Official Bermuda Register
Official Brazilian Register
Official Canadian Register
Official French Register
Unofficial German Register
Official Hungarian Register
Unofficial Hungarian Register
Official Indian Register
Official Netherlands Register
Official New Zealand Register
Unofficial Portuguese Register
Official South African Register
Official Swedish Register
Official Swiss Register
Official UK Complete Register
Official USA Register

Military Serials
British Military Aircraft Serials. Bruce Robertson. MCP. ISBN 090459761X
The K File-The RAF of the 1930's. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians) ISBN 0 85130 224 6
RAF Aircraft L1000-N9999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 208 4
RAF Aircraft P1000-R9999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 253 1
RAF Aircraft T1000-V9999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 253 1
RAF Aircraft W1000-Z9999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 270 X
RAF Aircraft AA100-AZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 307 2
RAF Aircraft BA100-BZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 140 1
RAF Aircraft DA100-DZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 150 9
RAF Aircraft EA100-EZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 158 4
RAF Aircraft FA100-FZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 163 0
RAF Aircraft HA100-HZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 172 X
RAF Aircraft JA100-JZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 179 7
RAF Aircraft KA100-KZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 184 3
RAF Aircraft LA100-LZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 189 4
RAF Aircraft MA100-MZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 194 0
RAF Aircraft NA100-NZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 197 8
RAF Aircraft PA100-RZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 200 9
RAF Aircraft SA100-VZ999. James Halley. Air Britain(Historians). ISBN 0 85130 136 3
Fleet Air Arm serials 1939-1945.Sturtivant. Air Britain(Historians).ISBN 0 85130 232 7
Scramble Database
World Air Forces listings
RAAF serials
RNZAF serials