The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Lancaster Bomber: The history of Britain's greatest night bomber of World War II, with more than 275 photographs

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Lancaster Bomber: The history of Britain's greatest night bomber of World War II, with more than 275 photographs

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Overview

Takes you through the design, development, construction and history of the Lancaster, as well as its role in the major battles of the war

Includes first-hand accounts from people who lived through the war in Germany and in Britain, as well as profiles of the pilots who flew and fought over Europe

Stunning photographs of the planes themselves and of the destruction wrought on their target cities bring the devastating power of these machines to life

Features a fascinating and engaging narrative written by a leading military history expert

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780190358
Publisher: Southwater
Publication date: 02/16/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Speech Winston Churchill 10

Chapter 1 Dambusters 11

Chapter 2 Roy Chaclwick - Chief Designer 48

Chapter 3 A V Roe 68

Chapter 4 On the Drawing Board 98

Chapter 5 Development of the Lancaster 114

Chapter 6 Construction 124

Chapter 7 The Fighting Plane 140

Chapter 8 Operational History 170

Chapter 9 Variants 210

Chapter 10 Surviving Planes 228

Index 252

Acknowledgements 256

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