Spitfires & Hurricanes

The Story of Beverley Shenstone, The Man Who Perfected the Elliptical Wing For the many Spitfire enthusiasts out there I assume this book adds a slightly new twist to the history of its design. As in other such scenario's, it appears that Beverley Shenstone persuaded R.J. Mitchell to use his modified ellipse design wing. Mitchell is hugely respected as chief designer but Shenstone's work must also be credited as a major part of the Spitfire's success. Something us Brit's must be eternally grateful for. Whilst I enjoyed this book I have to say for me it is written for those with a real knowledge of all things Spitfire. Some of the technical details were a lot to decipher and store for one so ignorant in aeronautical history and design. What I found fascinating was the journey this man's life took and the lengths he went to become a truly respected designer. Oddly enough much of Shenstone's knowledge came from years at the Junkers factory in Germany in the 1930's. During his time in Germany.. Read more


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