Bristol Type Record, The Beaufighter II Fighter Specification Manual. Produced by The Bristol Aeroplane Co, Ltd. Card backed/loose leaf format, 23 x 34cm. 1941 dated. Superb official Bristol/Rolls Royce document for the Bristol Beaufighter II, Air Ministry Spec. 17/39. Essentially a 'Type Record' is the definitive guide for that aircraft. Has sections on the airscrew and engine installation; estimated & actual weights and centre of gravity (used for strength calculations); summary of aerodynamic data/performance; summary of engine mounting and nacelle structure with 22 sheets of Rolls Royce Merlin information (stamped Rolls Royce, Derby Sept./Oct. 1941); strength summary of control circuits; diagram of fuel and oils sytems; diagrams of the hydraulic system; control ranges and rigging diagram etc. Large pull-out diagram (see photo 10). N.B 3 of the sections have no contents (they do not appear to have been included).
Very good condition bar wear to the cover. A superb and rare period document.. Stock code P16201.