Famous Bombers of the Second World War Second Series - William GreenLondon: Macdonald, 1960, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which is a little frayed at the head
Includes: Black & white profiles; Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “The immediate success of William Green’s first book of Famous Bombers of The Second World War has been accompanied by a large popular demand for the early preparation of this companion volume in which the author completes his survey of the outstanding allied and enemy bombing planes of an era that constitutes the most important chapter yet written in the history of military aviation.
In this Second Series the author describes, with a wealth of detail, the careers of the Boeing Superfortress which ushered in the Atomic Age by its attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the Bristol Blenheim, which for a time placed Britain in the forefront of international bomber development; the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley which soldiered on long past its allotted span; the Nakajima Hiryu, or Flying Dragon, the finest Japanese Army Air Force bomber to be encountered in combat; the Focke-Wulf Condor, an improvisation which became the scourge of allied shipping; the Handley Page Halifax, which represented forty per cent of all heavy bombers produced in the United Kingdom during the war; the Arado Blitz, the world’s first operational turbojet-driven bomber. These and many other outstanding planes are surveyed and profusely illustrated with hundreds of photographs, many hitherto unpublished, highly detailed, full-page tone drawings by Gert W. Heumann and Peter Endsleigh Castle, and comparative side views of the major variants of each aircraft by Dennis I. Punnett.”