Halifax Wellington

By: Rapier, Brian & Bowyer, Chaz

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Originally as separate issues I'd say "Halifax at War" & "Wellington & now together in this very interesting volume. As with all things Bowyer's engaged in there's interest aplenty from a technical, operational & personal point of view as well as a extensive photo samples. 256pp, heading for 1.5kg to post. Faults? upper right corners bumped, a few splots on compressed pp edges at the side, o/wise it's a treat. Pub maybe 1994. comments >> This most versatile but much­maligned aircraft played its part in a wide variety of roles and theatres of operations - from the flak-torn night skies over north-west Europe, to the swirling sands of the North African desert; from the bleak watery wastes of the North Atlantic, to top-secret 'cloak and dagger' operations. Former Halifax crewmen add their recollections to the visual his­tory provided here by the impres­sive selection of contemporary photographs and profiles. This for­mula provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of a famous warplane, and of those who flew in Halifaxes. Wellington at War. >>> The Vickers Wellington was RAF Bomber Command's leading twin­ engined medium bomber in its day, which was from the outbreak of war until 1943, and from then on the Wellington's specialised vari­ants went on in service through the war period and beyond until the last one, a trainer, in 1953. It was remarkable for its geo­detic structure - a feature of con­struction developed by Dr. Barnes Wallis, that made the airframe capable of sustaining enormous punishment, and yet survive the journey back to base.

Title: Halifax Wellington

Author Name: Rapier, Brian & Bowyer, Chaz

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

Publisher: UK, The Promotional Reprint Company:

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 30cm

Seller ID: 011114

Keywords: Rapier Bowyer Halifax Wellington RAF,