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Vickers Wellington  9781781558683

Vickers Wellington

Product code 9781781558683

Vickers

€ 34.82

 

Publisher/Brand Fonthill Media

Author Philip Birtles

Format A5

No. Pages 235

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory WW2 UK Aircraft

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This book covers the design, development, production and operational service of the Vickers Wellington from before the Second World War through to the 1950s. The aircraft and crews served with great distinction from the start to the end of the Second World War despite heavy losses. The aircraft was operated by Bomber Command until replaced by the bigger four engine heavy bombers, and played a major part in the Mediterranean Theatre. Its versatility was show with maritime operations against the U-boat threat. It was also used for transport and the hazards of aircrew training. It's geodetic construction, developed from the airship era, made it rugged and capable of absorbing battle damage bring its crews home safely from combat over hostile territory.



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