This fine book, which contains photographs and illustrated profiles, tells the history of various British and American bombers used by tha R.A.F. during the Second World War.
||26 x 22 x 1 cm
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||Philip J.R. Moyes
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||MEN AND MACHINES
||Hylton Lacy Publishers Ltd
At no time has the interest in aircraft of World War Two been as great as it is today. Already many books have been published in this country on the main combat planes of the period, Allied and Enemy alike, and scale - model aircraft kits are equally numerous. Yet the enthusiasts everywhere seem to be demanding more information on this absorbing subject every day.
The most frequent plea is for information about the operational histories of World War Two aircraft rather than merely their development histories, because the latter have, in many cases, already been adequately recorded. Coupled with this in an ever - increasing demand for colour illustrations of the subjects described - and indications are that this requirement is by no means confined to modellers, for many non - ’ kit bashers ’ apparently derive great pleasure from seeing famous aircraft of yesteryear recreated by a skilful artist.
This first volume describes five separate types of aircraft, ranging from the single - engined Fairey Battle, illstarred campaigner with the Advanced Air Striking Force in France in 1940, to the mighty four - engined Lancaster, ’ Bomber ’ Harris's chief instrument of victory in the awesome night bombing offensive which helped bring Hitler's vaunted ’ 1.000 year Reich ’ to its knees.