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British Naval Aircraft Since 1912

British Naval Aircraft Since 1912

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{detailed description}This well-established standard work of reference has been completely revised and updated for this fifth edition to include the very latest Fleet Air Arm aircraft such as the Sea Harrier, the Jet- stream, the Lynx, the Gazelle and the latest marks of Sea King. A good proportion of the 400 and more photographs are also new and previously unpublished. There are over 120 three-view general arrangement drawings and a very detailed text covering the aircraft of over seven decades of British naval flying. Every type of aircraft which entered service with the Royal Navy is included, ranging from the Short and Sopwith seaplanes and Felixstowe flying-boats of the 1914-18 war ; the classic inter-war biplanes such as the Flycatcher, the Dart, the 11 IF, the Shark, the Nimrod and the Osprey; the Second World War immortals such as the Swordfish, the Albacore, the Fulmar, the Barracuda, the Seafire and the Firefly ; to the post-war Sea Fury, Sea Venom, Seahawk, Scimitar and Sea Vixen. Full coverage is also given to the historic American aircraft such as the Wildcat, Hellcat, Corsair and Avenger which formed such an important part of Fleet Air Arm equipment in the Second World War. Augmenting the history and data on the individual types of aircraft is an illustrated introduction which provides a useful potted history of the development of British naval aviation and deck flying from the early experi- ments of the Royal Naval Air Service to the latest 'ski-jump' launching device for the high- performance Sea Harriers on board the carriers Invincible, Illustrious and Hermes. A complete list of Fleet Air Arm squadrons and their equipment, together with a list of ships carrying helicopters, is included as well as a guide to the aircraft held and exhibited to the public at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton in Somerset. With the Falklands crisis of 1982, world attention was focused on the exploits of the Royal Navy and, in particular, the Sea Harriers and Sea Kings of the Fleet Air Arm. Both these aircraft are fully described and illustrated in the text.

{Author / Publisher / Date}by Owen Thetford
1982 5th revised edn. 489pp
{condition}very slightly bumped at corners, otherwise near fine, in very good d/j
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