The Royal Air Force - Volume 2

The Royal Air Force - Volume 2

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Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still relying on bi-planes that were direct descendants of World War I thinking. It gradually became apparent that, despite UK government dithering, the RAF needed to develop new aircraft, engines and increase production to confront the bully-boy tactics of the Axis powers. As the turn of the decade approached extraordinary measures were taken to enable RAF to defend Britain's skies and this her freedom. As with Volume 1, this book covers every conceivable part of the RAF's history through these pre-War days. It looks at the development and invention of new equipment such as radar, monoplane fighters, metal construction and the heavy bomber. This was an era when science in aviation was rushing ahead and fortunately for Britain's freedom, it laid the foundations of victory in 1.945... on aerodrome 137 Blenheim aircraft, instruction on the maintenance of 137 Campbell L.A.C., died on air accident 136 Davies M.H.B., ... K4148 crashed 136 Advanced Air Striking Force 46, 49, 100 Air Commanders 377 Aircraft manufacturers, their ... (the Swordfish) 200/1 Hispano cannon, the mounting of AMSpec.10 / 35 in-flight refuelling 204, 206, 218 Mitchell R.1., the honouring of 197 Newe111.

Title:The Royal Air Force - Volume 2
Author:Ian Philpott
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 1-01-01


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