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RAF manual - Spitfire Dinghy and Supplies Apparatus

RAF manual - Spitfire Dinghy and Supplies Apparatus

Code: P16012

£125.00
 

Spitfire Dinghy And Supplies Apparatus (Sea Rescue Apparatus, Type E).  Air Publication 1182D, Volume 1, Part 1, Section 2. P/b, Loose-leaf, 30p, December 1944 (3/45 print date).  Approximately 18 x 24.5cm.  Set out in two chapters, the first covering the description and operation of Spitfire rescue apparatus, the second covers servicing of the apparatus.  Essentially this manual covers a modified type L dinghy and related supplies that were carried and dropped by a Spitfire aircraft to ditched aircrews (of not more than two in number).  The apparatus was housed in the flare chutes as fitted to the Mk.I & II Spitfire, packed in three separate containers.  These are illustrated along with their contents that included distress flares, tins of water, first aid outfit, emergency flying rations, leak stoppers, whistle etc.  The second chapter covers testing and repairs to the dinghy, packing of the containers and how they were fitted to the aircraft.  Some soiling/creaasing but in good overall condition.  Rear cover absent.  An interesting, unusual and scarce original publication.  Stock code P16012.