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British Naval Aircraft Since 1912

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This popular and highly-acclaimed series includes an abundance of photos, accurate line drawings, fascinating evaluations of aircraft design, and complete histories of aircraft manufacturers.
Unknown Binding, 479 pages
Published 1971 by Putnam Publishing Group (first published 1958)
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Edward
Apr 30, 2009 Edward rated it liked it
A useful reference book in terms of purely objective data (how fast the aircraft was, what it looked like, etc.) but Thetford is extremely generous in his assessment of virtually every aircraft in the book, and glosses over a lot of bad points. The Fairey Barracuda, for instance, was designed as a torpedo bomber but was too underpowered to carry a torpedo(!) so it became a dive bomber, but it was too heavy to dive safely, so it be became a glide bomber, and then it turned out to occasionally ...more
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