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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Military Magazin, ISBN/Box 9781909786820, Series Icons 18, Publisher Key Publishing, Format a4, No. Pages 114, Version sb, Language English
Issue 18 - Harrier
Development of the Vertical Take-off concept
Design of the P.1127 begins while Nato looks towards a more ambitious future
The Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force
HARRIER IN DETAIL
The Royal Navy acquires the Sea Harrier and the AV-8B “Super Harrier” is born
SECOND GENERATION WOES
The AV-8B enters service and Britain abandons its ingenious creation
Aeroplane ICONS is a series of bookazines telling the stories of iconic aircraft. Taking an in-depth look at a selection of Britain’s most worthy and pioneering aircraft from the 1930s to the 1960s, each issue focuses exclusively on a single aircraft type, charting its design, production, flight-testing, variants and ensuing career. Military exploits and daring escapades are thrillingly recalled with pilot recollections and historical records, while testimonies from designers and engineers detail the efforts required to get their creations airborne.
Each ICONS title features original and sometimes never-before-published material from Aeroplane’s extensive archive of stunning period photography. Additionally, reprints of articles from Flight and Aeroplane magazines offer a truly enlightening historical view of the aviation industry and its importance to Britain, particularly during the wartime and post-war era.
Coupled with contemporary ‘where are they now’ features and photography, the life of each ICON is brought to up to date and remaining ‘survivors’ are often noted along with their final locations, should the reader wish to explore further.
Highlighting some of the great aircraft, such as the Blenheim, Sunderland and Lightning, this series is the perfect read for aviation enthusiasts looking to explore the in-depth history behind these iconic aeroplanes.
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