1. Home
  2. View Cart
  3. Checkout

Buffaloes Over Singapore

Buffaloes Over Singapore

Ref: 5347

In stock

Price: 40.00

Free UK postage* when you spend 15.00 or more

*Royal Mail 2nd class service

{detailed description}The Brewster B-339 Buffalo received much criticism during its brief service with the RAF, some justified, some not. A few of the pilots who eventually flew it in combat were happy with their mounts, others hated it as an operational fighter. Rightly considered below par for service in the UK, the vast majority of the 170 aircraft acquired by the RAF Purchasing Commission from the United States were diverted for use in the Far East, where it was believed they would be superior to any Japanese aircraft encountered should hostilities break out there. This assessment was to prove tragically very incorrect. When war did erupt, the Japanese Army Air Force - with its highly manoeuvrable Ki-27 and Ki-43 fighters - and the Japanese Navy Air Force equipped with the mighty A6M Zero, proved vastly superior in just about all aspects, and many of the Japanese pilots were veterans of the war against China.
By contrast, the majority of the young British, New Zealand and Australian pilots who flew the Buffalo operations in Malaya and at Singapore were little more than trainees, and many with only the basic training of their trade. Nonetheless, these fledgling fighter pilots achieved much greater success than anticipated, although many paid with their lives. This is their story, complete with appendices and previously unpublished source material and photographs.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Brian Cull with Paul Sortehaug and Mark Haselden
published by Grub Street 2003 1st edn. 254pp illustrated, maps, index, appendices, bibliography. 16x24
{condition}mint, inc. d/j
{delivery info}
The following tables show the shipping costs for this book only.
Multiple purchases will have their costs calculated at the checkout, where the delivery method may also be selected.
Please refer to terms and conditions for further information regarding weight limits, delivery times etc.
U.K.
first class (1-2 days)3.99
second class (2-3 days)3.49
E. U. / Eastern Europe / Russia
Air Mail (3-5 days)9.00
Rest of the World Zone 1
North & South America, Africa
Air Mail (5-7 days)13.75
Surface Mail (6-12 WEEKS)8.85
Rest of the World Zone 2
Australia, New Zealand, Singapore
Air Mail (5-7 days)14.70
Surface Mail (6-12 WEEKS)8.85


Recently Viewed