Author(s): Philip Birtles
Goldfish Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs: Accounts of Pilots and Air Crews from World War II (paperback edition)
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Vickers Wellington covers the design, development, production and operational service of the iconic 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 shown with maritime operations against the U-boat threat.
It was also used for transport and the hazards of aircrew training. Its 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. Illustrated with 211 images, this volume is the definitive history of one of Britain’s most significant aircraft.
|FORMAT||248 x 172 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||11 May 2022
|ILLUSTRATIONS||194 black-and-white photographs|