RAF Bomber Command and Its Aircraft 1936-1940 - James Goulding & Philip MoyesShepperton: Ian Allan, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly creased at the foot of the upper panel. Light spotting to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: “This book traces the origins of Bomber Command and surveys its early history with particular emphasis on the development of its aircraft.
The old biplane ‘cloth’ bombers which the command inherited on its formation in 1936 are fully described, together with the early generations of monoplane types which followed them — not forgetting numerous fascinating projects which never left the drawing board. The command’s pre-war expansion is dealt with, and separate chapters tell the story of its operations, from the first bombing and leaflet-dropping raids of September 1939 to the beginning of ‘area bombing’ in December 1940, due emphasis being given to the fortunes of the various bombers in battle. Pounding off this carefully-researched volume is an in depth study of contemporary bomber camouflage and markings, including eight pages of specially prepared full-colour artwork, which will be of particular value to the modeller and historian alike.
First published in 1975 and long out of print, RAF Bomber Command and its Aircraft 1936-1940 is much sought after by those wanting a well-informed account of this period in RAF history.”