The C-160 Transall

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DH-022 brings a 116 page portrait of the C-160 Transall, a versatile
transport aircraft that is in service with the armed forces of Germany,
France and Turkey.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Softcover
Condition New
Number of pages 116
Published date 2020
Language English
Collection / Series série Duke Hawkins
Size 24 x 24 x 1 cm
Author Robert Pied & Nicolas Deboeck
Editor HMH Publications

Description

2021 marks the end of the C-160 Transall with the German Luftwaffe. For 54 years, the aircraft has faithfully served as a transport aircraft and by doing so has been operated in many theatres around the world. We thought a complete photographical portrait of this European transport aircraft was long overdue, so we made a 116 page book, picturing aircraft of Germany, France, Turkey and even South Africa! No detail is overlooked in this newest of the series! The differences between the types are all shown in this book, even the Electronic warfare version, the C-160G Gabrile, in service with the Armée de l’Air is included, even though only two of them were ever built. More than 250 photos show the Transall in
detail and some surprising dynamic action!

With over 250 photos !

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HMH Publications

 

1. Presentation

The Duke Hawkins book series started in the summer of 2017 when two friends were looking for a book on the Anglo-French Sepecat Jaguar that combined both action photography and details of the famous fighter jet. Not finding what they wanted, the idea grew to make a book themselves, using the many photos they made over the years and print it digitally in just 2 copies. After doing so and showing it to some friends, orders started coming in and a plan was developped to redo the book professionally and start a series. Three years later, HMH Publications had 16 titles which are distributed all over the world and purchased by aircraft enthusiasts and scale modellers. If all, the books show the passion by the two friends for military aviation, shared by some of the best aviation photographers in the world. In 2020, a second series was started, this time on aircraft carriers. In the near future, more series will be released, although current series will continue to be produced.

 

2. Concept

In the Duke Hawkins series, an extensive photographical portrait of military aircraft is given. High quality photos, accompanied by to-the-point explanatory captions show details and capabilities of the aircraft. The books are written in English, have a dynamic design and are filled with photographs exclusively made for the publication. The books are softcover, printed on high quality paper and ranging from 84 to 196 pages. In order to create the most comprehensive books, the authors and photographers visit air bases and museums all around the world.

 

3. Authors

The books are edited and written by aircraft historian Robert pied and graphic designer Nicolas Deboeck. Combined, both have designed and edited over 40 aviation related publications for several publishers, among which the Belgian Air Force. For some titles, guest editors are invited, such as Antonio Mayandia (Spain) for the F/A-18 Hornet or Kirill Mushak (Russia) for the Mig-31. Being true aviation enthusiasts, part of the profit of the publications go to aviation related restoration projects, such as Team BD 09, restoring a Mirage 5 BD in Belgium or Navy Wings, rebuilding a deHavilland Sea Vixen in the UK.

 

4. Current titles

DH-001 Sepecat Jaguar
DH-002 Lockheed-Martin F-16
DH-003 Dassault Mirage 2000
DH-004 Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum
DH-005 Panavia Tornado
DH-006 Eurofighter Typhoon
DH-007 Saab Viggen
DH-008 Boeing F/A-18 Hornet
DH-009 Lockheed-Martin C-130
DH-010 Dassault Mirage F1
DH-011 BAE Harrier II
DH-012 Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound
DH-S001 Juan Carlos I aircraft carrier
DH-013 Dassault Mirage III/5/50
DH-014 Douglas A-4 M/N/AR Skyhawk
DH-015 F-4 E/F/EJ Phantom II
DH-016 SIAI Marchetti SF.260
DH-017 Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot
DH-018 Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
DH-019 Airbus A-400M Atlas
DH-020 Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker E
DH-021 Grumman EA-6B Prowler
DH-022 C-160 Transall
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