Short Stirling 1939-48 (all Marks): An Insight Into The Design, Construction And Operation Of The Raf's First Four-engine Heavy Bomber

byJonathan Falconer

Hardcover | April 1, 2015

Short Stirling 1939-48 (all Marks): An Insight Into The Design, Construction And Operation Of The Raf's First Four-engine Heavy Bomber by Jonathan Falconer
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Of the RAF's trio of four engines heavy bombers in the Second World War, the mighty Short Stirling was the first to enter service in August 1940. A total of 2,371 Stirlings were eventually built and flown by the RAF before the type was finally withdrawn from service in July 1946. From its first raid in February 1941 the Stirling was at the forefront of the night offensive against Germany. At the peak of its operational career with Bomber Command in 1943, 12 squadrons were equipped with giant bomber before unacceptably high losses forced its relegation to second line duties.

Jonathan Falconeris the author of more than 30 books on aspects of aviation and military history, including theHaynes Handley Page Halifax Manual, Short Stirling Manual, D-Day Operations Manual, and co-author (with Brian Rivas) of thede Havilland Mosquito Manual. He was commissioning editor of the 14-volumeBattle Zone Normandyseries in...
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Title:Short Stirling 1939-48 (all Marks): An Insight Into The Design, Construction And Operation Of The R...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Haynes Publishing UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0857337912

ISBN - 13:9780857337917

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