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Westland Flugzeuge: Bildbände - Geschichte und Technik

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75 Years of Westland Aviation Advertisements 1915-1990

This compilation of British aviation industry advertisements comprises the listings for Westland Aircraft from 1915 to 1990. It is one of a series of compilations providing a unique source of reference for researchers, enthusiasts and anyone interested in the timelines of British aviation industry companies.
The advertisement images are reproduced at one per page and without any accompanying narrative. Each item includes the source, title and original date of publication.

Produktinformation

Autor:David Robinson
Ausführung:706 Seiten, 21 x 15 x 3.6 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:zahlreiche s/w-Abbildungen und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2020)
EAN:9780244572570
Buch: 75 Years of Westland Aviation Advertisements 1915-1990

75 Years of Westland Aviation Advertisements 1915-1990

Sprache: Englisch

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From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation. Only three aspects bound together these top-class aircraft: they were each radical in design, they were all successful in Britain and overseas, and they were all born of the genius of Teddy Petter.

This book tells the story of Petter's life and family, with his ability to inspire the loyalty of his teams, as well as his tendencies and his eccentricities, right down to his retirement to a religious commune in France. Here Glyn Davies not only explores Petter's life, but also expands on the nature of his remarkable aircraft and why they are so legendary.

Produktinformation

Autor:Glyn Davies
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 23.5 x 15.5 x 1 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:90 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9780752492117
Buch: From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

Sprache: Englisch

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Westland Whirlwind Mk. I

The Westland Whirlwind belongs to that category of aircraft which entered production but failed to live up to their designers' expectations. Its unreliable engines can be seen as a major reason for this but it only serves to hide other serious problems.
Indeed, even with better engines the results would probably have been the same, as the concept of a twin-engined fighter aircraft capable of meeting single-engined fighters escorting bombers formations on an equal footing was fallacious, as combat in WW2 was soon to prove.

The true story of the Whirwind and the pilots who flew it is here told in 52 pages with almost 50 photographs, many being published for the first time.

Produktinformation

Autor:Alex Crawford, Phil Listermann
Ausführung:40 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 0.2 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:50 s/w-Abbildungen, 10 Profilzeichungen in Farbe
Verlag:Philedition (F, 2013)
EAN:9782952638180
Buch: Westland Whirlwind Mk. I

Westland Whirlwind Mk. I

Sprache: Englisch

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263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years

For many, the Westland Whirlwind conjures the image of yellow air-sea rescue helicopters, not the sleek twin-engine monoplane that was the RAF's first single-seat, cannon-armed fighter.
Although faster and better armed than its legendary cousin, the Spitfire, the Westland Whirlwind has long been neglected the appreciation it deserves. Only 114 were built, sufficient to equip two squadrons: Nos 263 and 137.
Between 6 July 1940 and 31 December 1943, 210 pilots were listed in the Operational Record Books of these two squadrons; while 'The Few' won the Battle of Britain, the 'Whirlwind Men' were an even more select group, with some becoming a part of RAF folklore.

Based predominantly on first-hand accounts,263 and 137 Squadrons: The Whirlwind Years reveals the heroism and sacrifice of the squadrons' pilots - men who came from as far afield as Peru and Australia - and the impact this extraordinary but little-known aircraft had on the war.

Produktinformation

Autor:Robert Bowater
Ausführung:352 Seiten, 25 x 17 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:250 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Fonthill Media (GB, 2013)
EAN:9781781552452
Buch: 263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years

263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years

Sprache: Englisch

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Lysander - L'avion qui venait de Londres

Durant la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale, un des avions le plus surprenant de la RAF fut sans conteste le "Lysander".
Le Lysander fut employé et connut la notoriété, par le transport clandestin d'agents spéciaux entre la France et l'Angleterre. Mais qui se souvient de son utilisation comme avion de reconnaissance, voire d'appui tactique en Europe comme en Asie ?

Le "Lysander", premier produit connu de la firme "Westland". Hommes, femmes, enfants du Royaume-Uni en guerre allaient bientôt être étonnés tant ses formes étaient caractéristiques. Aujourd'hui encore, l'amateur le moins averti est à même, en le montrant du doigt, de reconnaître un Lysander et d'identifier un "Lyzzie" (nom donné avec affection par ceux qui l'avaient piloté et appris à le respecter autant qu'à l'aimer)

Résultat d'un concept déjà dépassé au moment de son développement, il échoua totalement dans le rôle pour lequel il avait été réalisé initialement. Ainsi, une fois les combats engagés sur le territoire européen, allait-il payer un lourd tribut en opérations.
Ceci étant, il servit finalement à d'autres tâches où, d'ailleurs, il excella. Il devint bientôt très populaire dans la France occupée, sous le nom de "'Avion qui vient de Londres". A ce titre, le Lysander trouva, entre les mains d'hommes de courage et d'audace, sa vraie place au sein de la R.A.F.

Produktinformation

Autor:Jean-Michel Legrand
Ausführung:104 Seiten, 30 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:illustriert
Verlag:Cépaduès Editions (F, 2000)
EAN:9782913663022
Buch: Lysander - L'avion qui venait de Londres

Lysander - L'avion qui venait de Londres

Sprache: Französisch

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Letzte Aktualisierung:20-02-2024