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Spitfire

Sources



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,

Geoffrey Sinclair for his detailed analyses, including the Malta deliveries,

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 Donny Chan, Dave Fagan, Ioannis Mylonas, Matthew Nolan, Richard Dunn, Jan Gnodde, Per Thorup Pedersen, Ben Standen, Wilko Jonker, Mark Reardon, David Daniells, Josef Kalivoda, David Quick, Katie Cowham, Ronnie Olsthoorn, Matthew Acred, Warwick James, Andy Marden and Calvin Wickham.

Aircraft Research Group Achterhoek

Jean Pierre Cousinet's 1/3 scale replica

Flybladder website

Spitfire tribute website

RAF Command losses


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Historical Canadian Civil Aircraft Register - CAHS publications

Aeroreg registers

Airnet production lists

Official Australian Register

Official Brazilian Register

Official Canadian Register

Official French Register

Official Hungarian Register

Unofficial Hungarian Register

Official Indian Register

Official Netherlands Register

Official New Zealand 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

RAF Losses in WW2

Scramble Database

World Air Forces

RAAF serials

RNZAF serials


Shipping

Port Arrivals/Departures

Arnold Hague Convoy Database

Arctic Convoys

The National Archives Ship movement cards (BT389 series)

The National Archives Embarkation Unit records (AIR 29 series)