SHORT STIRLING MK IV/V IN RAF SERVICE
WINGLEADER PHOTO ARCHIVE NUMBER 11
Autore: Jonathan Falconer
Collana monografica a cura di Simon Parry e Mark Postlethwaite con una eccezionale rassegna fotografica. Gli aerei vengono presentati attraverso grandi foto a piena pagina ricche di particolari e corredate da ampia didascalia.
Although the Stirling didn’t reach its full potential as a bomber, it did perform remarkably well as a glider tug and paratroop transport and was readily available to take part in all airborne assaults on the Continent from D-Day onwards. It also played an important role in sustaining resistance groups. These modified converted bombers were known as the Stirling Mk IV and over 600 of them were built. The Mk V filled another urgent requirement for transport aircraft at the end of the war and in this guise it did modestly well.
As usual in this series, we devote most of the space to high-res original wartime photos, which we examine very closely to pick out details that have been hiding in plain sight for over 70 years. So,if you’ve never heard of low-tow and high-tow, strop guards and bridles, this is the book for you!
Riccamente illustrato con 120 foto e 6 profili a colori
30 x 21