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door Glyn Davies
Omschrijving - 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.
|Uitvoering:||160 blz, 23.5 x 15.5 x 1 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||90 z/w illustraties|
|Uitgever:||The History Press Ltd (GB, 2014)|
From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer
Taal: EngelsBestellen op Amazon.nl
door Robert Bowater
Omschrijving - 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.
|Uitvoering:||352 blz, 25 x 17 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||250 z/w foto's|
|Uitgever:||Fonthill Media (GB, 2013)|
263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years
Taal: EngelsBestellen op Amazon.nl
door Rich Pittman
Omschrijving - Designed by the European Helicopter Industries (EHI) partnership during the 1980s, initially as a naval helicopter to help combat the threat of an attack from Soviet missile submarines, the Merlin has evolved into a multi-role helicopter today.
The AW101 combines the most advanced technologies, safety by design, mission systems and leading-edge manufacturing to provide a proven platform for long-range Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in certain countries.
With a typical range of 750 nm (over 1,300 km) in standard configuration, the AW101 is the most capable SAR helicopter in the world today.
Other roles include transportation for Heads of State and VVIP operators; Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO); Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW); Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC); Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM); troop transport; utility support, CASEVAC/MEDEVAC; and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR).
Lavishly illustrated throughout, Rich Pittman offers a fascinating portrait of an enduring and popular aircraft and traces its journey from design to the front line.
|Uitvoering:||96 blz, 23.5 x 16.5 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||140 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)|
|Staat:||nieuw boek (papier)|
The Merlin EH (AW) 101 : From Design to Front Line
Westland Wessex Manual (1958 onwards) - An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance
Westland Lynx Manual (1976 to pesent) - An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance
The Royal Navy Lynx : An Operational History
Westland Sea King Manual - HU Mk. 5 SAR model (1988 onwards) - An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintainance
Aerospatiale / Westland Gazelle
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Laatste update: 20-10-2020