Lancaster The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

By: McKinstry, Leo

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581pp, 2 bw photo sections amidships, approx 800g to post - contents & reviews > A fantastic book. It takes from the design to when the bomber ended it's days with coastal command some fifty years later. The crews had the finest bomber in World War II and their survival rate was astonishing. But for this aircraft, many more crew would died. and >>> Without the Lancaster, Britain would never have been able to take the fight to the German homeland. Highlights the scale of the bomber's achievements, including the famous Dambusters attacks. With its vast bomb bay, ease of handling and surprising speed, the mighty Lancaster transformed the effectiveness of the Bomber Command. Whilst addressing the political controversy surrounding the bombing offensive against Germany, Leo McKinstry also weaves individual tales into this compelling narrative. Rich characters are brought to life, such as Roy Chadwick the designer, who taught himself engineering at night school and Sir Arthur Harris, the austere head of the Bomber Command. This is a rich saga, a story of triumph over disaster and the history of an iconic plane. Faults? upper right corners thumbed on early pp., small diag crease same location.

Title: Lancaster The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

Author Name: McKinstry, Leo

Categories: - WORLD WAR II, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, REFERENCE, WAR, MILITARY,

Publisher: UK, John Murray: 2009

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None issued

Size: 24 Cm

Seller ID: 010843

Keywords: McKinstry Lancaster RAF War Blitz Bomber,