Press Photo - Spitfire Cockpit
Ministry of Information 'press' photo. Approximately 25 x 20cm (10 x 8"). Shows the layout of the instrument panel, spade grip etc. Captioned to rear 'Many Dials - Many small boys, who in pre-war days, enviously counted the dials on the dashboard of some star racing driver's car, are now grown and seated in the cockpit of Britain's fighting aircraft with all the dials the heart could wish for under their control. To the uninitiated the instrument board of a modern operational or trainer aircraft is a formidable sight. The Miles Master advanced trainer has 43 separate instruments, the Handley Page Hampden oever 60 and the famous Supermarine Spitfire about 40.......' A good clear photo but has dog-eared corners and pin holes on upper edge. Stock code P19756.