Spitfire’s Forgotten Designer: The Career of Supermarine’s Joe Smith

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Spitfire's Forgotten Designer: The Career of Supermarine's Joe Smith

Whenever the Spitfire is mentioned, the name of its famous designer R.J. Mitchell comes to mind. However, Mitchell died in June 1937 and never saw his prototype design progress into becoming one of the most famous fighter aircraft of the WWII. Working under Mitchell as chief draughtsman was Joe Smith, who was greatly involved with the early design of the Spitfire. After Mitchell's death, Smith first became manager of the design department and then chief designer. This illustrated book celebrates the inspirational and innovative work of Mitchell, Smith, and their successful design team. Including firsthand accounts of members of the design team and apprentices, it reveals a little-known but pivotal figure. Spitfire's Forgotten Designer resurrects and pays due respect to Smith’s dedication, leadership, and the part he played in the development of the Spitfire and postwar jet aircraft.

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Supermarine Spitfire Spitfire's Forgotten Designer: The Career of Supermarine's Joe Smith Whenever the Spitfire is mentioned, the name of its famous designer R.J. Mitchell comes to mind. However, Mitchell died in June 1937 and never saw his prototype design progress into becoming one of the most famous fighter aircraft of the WWII. Working under Mitchell as chief draughtsman was Joe Smith, who was greatly involved with the early design of the Spitfire. After Mitchell's death, Smith first became manager of the design department and then chief designer. This illustrated book celebrates the inspirational and innovative work of Mitchell, Smith, and their successful design team. Including firsthand accounts of members of the design team and apprentices, it reveals a little-known but pivotal figure. Spitfire's Forgotten Designer resurrects and pays due respect to Smith’s dedication, leadership, and the part he played in the development of the Spitfire and postwar jet aircraft. $36.95 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51afFoRlR0L._SL160_.jpg
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