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door Niall Corduroy
Samenvatting - 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)|
|Staat:||nieuw boek (papier)|
Whirlwind - Westland's Enigmatic Fighter
door Rich Pittman
Samenvatting - 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)|
|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
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: 19-02-2020