THE AVRO SHACKLETON: THE LONG-SERVING GROWLER
Autore: Jason Nicholas Moore
Attraverso 238 foto in bianco e nero e 76 a colori e profili a colori, il libro esamina le origini e l’evoluzione dell’aereo da ricognizione marittima a lungo raggio Avro Shackleton. Completo di descrizioni tecniche dell’aereo e dei suoi armamenti.
- Comparison of the Avro Shackleton with other maritime reconnaissance aircraft, both British and foreign
- Detailed histories of two survivors
- Stunningly accurate and unpublished colour profiles commissioned especially for this book
- The most ambitious and highly detailed book of the Avro Shackleton yet published
Long-ranged maritime reconnaissance aircraft had been a part of British wartime strategy since the First World War in the form of flying boats. During the Second World War, the flying boats were increasingly replaced by land-based aircraft, such as the American Lend-Lease Flying Fortresses and Liberators. After the war, these aircraft were replaced by a purpose-built aircraft, the Avro Shackleton, which traced its ancestry through the Lincoln and Lancaster all the way back to the early Second World War bomber, the Manchester.
The Avro Shackleton comprehensively describes this long road of development, as well as providing detailed technical descriptions of the aircraft and its weaponry, rare photographs, and accurate colour profiles.
The aircraft is compared and contrasted with its post-war pistonengined counterparts. Its former use with the air forces of the United Kingdom and South Africa is described in detail, as are the current survivors, especially an MR.2 (WR963) in the United Kingdom and an AEW.2 (WL790) in the United States.
Accurate colour profiles complement the text as well as rare colour and mono photographs in this comprehensive work.
238 foto in bianco e nero e 76 a colori (foto e profili)
17 x 25