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Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

Here is an opening in the fuselage frame no. 8 in front of the cockpit to allow for the cabling from the throttle quadrant to pass through. The black cables are electrical, while the brass-coloured pipes belong to the pneumatic system

Mitsubishi Zero Cockpit:

Note lack of forward armour-glass and side armour-plating. Very hard to compete against that agility in a dogfight, unless you dice away & return from height.

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

Yet another view of the voltage regulator. Note also how the armour plate protecting the pilot is bolted at a distance from the frame.

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

The most prominent control at the port side of the cockpit is the throttle and propeller control quadrant. The largest lever with the yellow handle is the throttle/mixture control. The lever to the right controls the propeller pitch.

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

Anatomy of the Spitfire’s Cockpit — Variants & Technology

Anatomy of the Spitfire Cockpit

How compact the cockpit is. pilots often describe flying a Spitfire is akin to strapping the aircraft to your back.

spitfire at shoreham aircraft museum, sevenoaks, kent

The legendary spitfire . The icon of the greatest wars ever fought. On display at shoreham aircraft museum, sevenoaks, kent

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