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Westland vliegtuigen: boeken - historie, typen en techniek (1)

Een boek over Westland vliegtuigen? Ontdek hier onze boeken over de historie, typen en techniek van Westland vliegtuigen, waaronder de Lysaner en de Whirlwind jager.

From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

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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 15.6 x 1 cm, paperback
Illustraties:90 z/w illustraties
Uitgever:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9780752492117
Boek: From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

From Lysander to Lightning - Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

Taal: Engels

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Whirlwind - Westland's Enigmatic Fighter

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Omschrijving - Faster and better armed than the Spitfire, the Whirlwind was the RAF's counter to a new generation of armoured German bombers which it expected to meet in English skies in 1940. A few months after its first flight 1,000 Whirlwinds were ordered, but nine months later the RAF cancelled the entire programme. Just 114 were built, but they went on to have a distinguished three-year career from the uneasy months after the Battle of Britain to their final sorties against Hitler's V-weapons sites in France.

Based on fresh research, this overdue study throws new light on why the RAF had such high hopes for the Whirlwind, but was still prepared to cancel it, its designer's efforts to save the programme and, above all, the aircraft's operational record. Attacking railways, shipping, torpedo boats and airfields, often against fierce opposition, the Whirlwind squadrons flew with determination and style and saw themselves as a privileged elite within Fighter Command - the 'fewest of the few'.

Uitvoering:288 blz, 23.3 x 15.7 x 1.5 cm, paperback
Illustraties:150 z/w foto's
Uitgever:Fonthill Media (GB, 2014)
EAN:9781781554302
Staat:nieuw boek (papier)
Bestelcode:GFON5430
Prijs:€ 25.25
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Boek: Whirlwind - Westland's Enigmatic Fighter

Whirlwind - Westland's Enigmatic Fighter

Taal: Engels

263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years

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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, 24.8 x 17.2 cm, harde kaft
Illustraties:250 z/w foto's
Uitgever:Fonthill Media (GB, 2013)
EAN:9781781552452
Boek: 263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years

263 and 137 Squadrons : The Whirlwind Years

Taal: Engels

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The Merlin EH (AW) 101 : From Design to Front Line

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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, 23.4 x 16.5 cm, paperback
Illustraties:140 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781445674360
Staat:nieuw boek (papier)
Bestelcode:GABP7436
Prijs:€ 21.25
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Boek: The Merlin EH (AW) 101 : From Design to Front Line

The Merlin EH (AW) 101 : From Design to Front Line

Taal: Engels

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