Air Ministry

The Air Ministry was a department of the British Government with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that existed from 1918 to 1964. It was under the political authority of the Secretary of State for Air.

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List Of Air Ministry Specifications
... This is a partial list of the British Air Ministry (AM) specifications for aircraft ... Aircraft manufacturers would be invited to present design proposals to the Ministry, following which prototypes of one or more of the proposals might be ... This would then be offered to the Ministry for evaluation ...
Spitfire - Development and Production - Into Production
... The British public first saw the Spitfire at the RAF Hendon air-display on Saturday 27 June 1936 ... getting the Spitfire into full production, the Air Ministry put forward a plan that production of the Spitfire be stopped after the initial order for 310, after which Supermarine would ... The managements of Supermarine and Vickers were able to convince the Air Ministry that the problems could be overcome and further orders were placed for 200 Spitfires on 24 March 1938, the ...
Air Ministry - Disestablishment
... In 1964 the Air Ministry merged with the Admiralty and the War Office to form the Ministry of Defence ...
Spitfire - Development and Production - Origins
... Mitchell's 1931 design to meet Air Ministry specification F7/30 for a new and modern fighter capable of 250 mph (400 km/h), the Supermarine Type 224, resulted in ... The Type 300 was submitted to the Air Ministry in July 1934, but again was not accepted ... of the Type 300 and, on 1 December 1934, the Air Ministry issued a contract AM 361140/34, providing £10,000 for the construction of Mitchell's improved F7/30 design ...
Saro Cloud - Development
... The Air Ministry ordered one aircraft for evaluation as a trainer, it was first flown in June 1930 ... After evaluation the Air Ministry ordered a total of sixteen aircraft for pilot and navigator training (in three batches) to Air Ministry Specification 15/32 ...

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