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Hawker, the Yugoslav Story, Operational Record 1931-1941 (Hawker Hurricane, Fury and Hart) (Leadensky Books 9788691762506)

Hawker, the Yugoslav Story, Operational Record 1931-1941  (Hawker Hurricane, Fury and Hart)  9788691762506
Hawker, the Yugoslav Story, Operational Record 1931-1941 (Hawker Hurricane, Fury and Hart) (Leadensky Books 9788691762506)
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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:WW2 UK Aircraft
ISBN/Box:9788691762506
Publisher/Brand:Leadensky Books
Author:Alexandar M. Ognjevic
Format:a4
No. Pages:196
Version:Hard cover
Language:English
Availability:In stock

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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory WW2 UK Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9788691762506, Publisher/Brand Leadensky Books, Author Alexandar M. Ognjevic, Format a4, No. Pages 196, Version Hard cover, Language English

Yugoslavia was a larger user of Hawker planes, Yugoslav Furies saw action againstAxisforces in theGermaninvasion of 1941. On 6 April 1941, a squadron of Furies took off against the invading GermanMesserschmitt Bf 109Es andMesserschmitt Bf 110s. In the resulting air battle 10 Furies were destroyed, almost the entire squadronThe rest of the Yugoslav Furies were destroyed when they became unserviceable or at the time of Armistice on 15 April.

In late 1937, theRoyal Yugoslav Air Force(Serbo-Croatian:Vazduhoplovstvo Vojske Kraljevine Jugoslavije, VVKJ) placed an order withHawker Aircraftfor twelveHawker HurricaneMk Ifighters, the first foreign purchase of the aircraft. TheRoyal Yugoslav Air Force(VVKJ) operated the BritishHawker HurricaneMk I from 1938 to 1941. Between 1938 and 1940, the VVKJ obtained 24 Hurricane Mk Is from early production batches, marking the first foreign sale of the aircraft. Twenty additional aircraft were built byZmajunder licence inYugoslavia. When the country was drawn intoWorld War IIby theGerman-led Axis invasionof April 1941, a total of 41 Hurricane Mk I's were in service as fighters. They achieved some successes againstLuftwaffeaircraft, but all Yugoslav Hurricanes were destroyed or captured during the 11-day invasion.

This book descrbes the history

It contains more than 50 testimonies, written statements, orders and observations by direct participants from all sides that take part in 1941 April war.

It also contains a completely unknown interview with Engineer Kosta Siv?ev, who participated in the unprecedented modification of the Hurricane to a Daimler Benz DB601 A engine (LVT-1 Project), describing the entire job in smallest details. Special technical drawing of modified plane isinside as well.

The book contains six maps, as well as Appendix 10 (Places with Geographical Coordinates) with the exact GPS coordinates of each place (130+) mentioned. With the help of Appendix 11 (Personal Names), you will quickly find some of the (300+) names in the book.

Beautifully selected photographs and documents (254+3). Exactly 50 color profiles and views prepared by Aerospace Engineer Dragan aler, who evoke in detail the little known VVKJ Hawkers coloring schemes and markings, as well as several unusual and unique modifications made at the Zmaj and Ikarus airplane factories



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