The inside story of ten of the greatest British military aircraft 100
This book tells the story of UK military aviation from the early bi-plane era to the modern day through ten of Britain's best war planes. It charts an aerial course though two world wars into the Cold War jet-age and onto the smart-bomb, laser-guided conflicts of the twenty-first century. It's a tale of dog-fights, air-strikes and the men and machines that gave Britain mastery of the skies. The book features pen-portraits of ten of the most notable aeroplanes to serve in Britain's armed forces from the bi-plane era to the modern day. It takes the reader through the aviation ages, charting the early years of flight in the First World War, through to the Second World War and then the golden age of British jet aircraft in the 1950s and 60s before finishing in the modern day. The aircraft include the Sopwith Camel, the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire (arguably most important double-act in British military history), the Avro Lancaster, the de Havilland Mosquito,the Hawker Hunter, the English Electric Lightning, the Avro Vulcan, the Hawker Harrier and the BAE Hawk.
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