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RFC Air Board Technical Notes (1918)

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AIR BOARD / R.F.C., London, 1918

A rare original 1918 edition of Air Board Technical Notes, dating from February 1918. The cover has the emblems of both the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps above the title. First issued in 1917, with amendments added in early 1918, this is a detailed and practical manual, with technical, rigging and maintenance instructions for R.F.C./ R.N.A.S. aircraft in service in 1917-1918. Produced by the Air Board, the manual is very well illustrated throughout with numerous diagrams, technical drawings and photographs. The 21 aircraft included are: BE2c, BE2d, S.E.5A, Spad Biplane (Type S. VII), Bristol Fighter F2A and F2B, DH.4., DH.5., DH.6., D.H.9., RE8, Martinsyde Scout, Sopwith F.1 and 2.F.1 Camel, Sopwith Strutter, Sopwith Dolphin, Sopwith  Pup, Maurice Farman Shorthorn and Longhorn, Vickers FB9, and the Nieuport Scout. Many of the WW1 Royal Flying Corps most celebrated aircraft are represented in this historic aviation manual.


In very good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with general signs of wear and use, wear to the edges, and some marks. The brass clip binding is good and secure. The text, plates and illustrations are in very good condition.

Published: 1918
Green card covers, with black titling
Illustrated with line drawings, plans, and photographic plates
Dimensions: 140mm x 190mm
Pages: 259