Supermarine was a British aircraft manufacturer, most famed for its production of a range of sea planes and the Supermarine Spitfire fighter.
Supermarine is one of the great names of British avaition – from the earliest days of flying boats and amphibians – the Channel Type and Sea Eagle saw early airline service, and also the Sea Lions initiated Supermarine’s association with the international Schneider Trophy contests.
This book looks the company’s development; starting with the aircraft company’s foundation at Woolston by Noel Pemberton-Billing – concluding with the Type 316-318 B.12/36 Bomber.
The book has over 300 photographs/illustrations and around 80 general arrangement drawings – including unpublished projects.
Supermarine Aircraft since 1914 – by popular publisher Putnam – includes appendices covering the dispersal of Spitfire aircraft production, list of production types and a list of serial numbers by type.