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Beaufort Special

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80 pages - 1976 - Used, good condition
This is a fine illustrated book over the Beaufort medium bomber during the Second World War.


Book cover finish
Offset varnish, Hardcover ( square back binding )
Condition Used, good condition
Number of pages 80
Published date
Language English
Size 22 x 30 x 1 cm
Author Bruce Robertson
Editor Ian Allan Publishing


Designed as a torpedo - bomber and used more often as an ordinary bomber, the Beaufort flew more hours on training than on operations, lost more of its numbers by accident than by enemy action, and did more operational sorties in a close support role than on anti - shipping work. Its attack on enemy warships were in general disappointing, but the type did have some notable successes against merchant ships.
Used in the United Kingdom in the early war years, there followed a time, in mid - 1942, when the beaufort was operational only in the Middle East - and after 1943 it was operational only in the Far East. This meant that the sphere of Beaufort operations shifted eastward as the war progressed.
Some who flew Beauforts regularly, swore by them ; many who flew them occasionally, swore about them ! This Beaufort Special aims to tell the overall story of this controversial aircraft and highlight many of the incidents in its career. ( ... )
London 1975
Bruce Robertson
Bruce Robertson

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Ian Allan Publishing
Ian Allan Publishing was founded by Ian Allan ( 1922 - 2015 ) in 1942. Working then in the Public Relations Department for the Southern Railway at Waterloo Station ( London Borough of Lambeth, London, England ), he decided he could deal with many of the requests he received about rolling stock by collecting the information into a book. The result was his first book : ABC of Southern Locomotives. This proved to be a success, contributing to the emergence of trainspotting as a popular hobby in the United Kingdom, and leading to the formation of the company. Ian Allan Publishing has grown from a small producer of books for train enthusiasts and spotters to a large transport publisher. Each year it publishes books covering subjects such as military and civil aviation, naval and maritime topics, buses, trams, trolleybuses and steam railways, including history, preservation and modern operations. The headquarters is at the western end of Shepperton Railway Station ( Surrey, England ). At the end of 2016, the company announced that they were withdrawing from railway publishing. Crécy Publishing acquired these titles, including the Oxford and abc imprints, but would no longer publish these under the Ian Allan name. ( source : Wikipedia )
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