Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Hamlyn Concise Guide to British Aircraft of World War II Hardcover – October, 2002
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Finally, the book includes airplanes of the 1920s and early 1930s that were still used, at least early in the war.
Each airplane is typically described with a specification of dimensions, power plant, weights, and armament. A short 1/2 to 2 or 3 page text discusses development, operation and deployment. The more famous airplanes receive the most descriptive text (not too surprisingly, I suppose).
Several books that contain more information on the British WW II aircraft designs are:
• "British Warplanes of World War II” by March (1998). This book includes American airplane types that were used by the British;
• "British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II – Prototypes, Research Aircraft and Failed Production Designs" by Buttler (2012). This a GREAT book on British airplanes that few people have ever heard of;
• “ RAF Bomber Command and its Aircraft 1936 – 1940” by Goulding and Moyes (1975);
• “The Encyclopedia of British Military Aircraft” by Bowyer (1982). This book offers only very brief dimensional and performance data on the aircraft covered from about 1912 through 1982.
I also recommend "The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II" but have not yet seen the Axis volume.
Best since William Green's 10 volume effort.