Directory of Britain's Military Aircraft Vol. 1: Fighters, Bombers, Ground Attack, Strike and Over-Land Reconaissance

Directory of Britain's Military Aircraft Vol. 1: Fighters, Bombers, Ground Attack, Strike and Over-Land Reconaissance

by Terry Hancock

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Overview




Detailing all the aircraft, airships, and gliders which have served the U.K.'s forces throughout the 100 years of flight since the first powered flight, the airship Nulli Secundus, in 1907, this volume focuses on Fighters, Bombers, Ground Attack, Strike, and Over-land Reconnaissance. Intending to create a quick and useful reference book, author Terry Hancock details every type of manned aircraft that has carried military serials and seen service with the operational squadrons or training and support units of the British armed forces, the RFC, RNAS, RAF, Fleet Air Arm, and Army Air Corps (excluding types designed for record breaking, carrying civil registrations, types used solely by the Commonwealth, temporary serials, types retained for ground training, tethered balloons, and man-carrying kites.) Each entry lists the type name and mark, role prefix, comments on the type as a whole, details on its roles, crew, capacity, service period, units and countries, armament, engines, serials, and a performance and dimensions table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752445250
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Terry Hancock served as a part-time member of the Royal Observer Corps for 36 years, did National Service with the RAF in Aden, and is currently a volunteer guide at the Battle of Britain memorial flight at RAF Coningsby. A member of Air Britain and the Lincolnshire Aviation Society, he has previously written a short history on the RAF in Lincolnshire, called Bomber County.

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