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British Reconnaissance Aircraft of the 1970s and 80s

by Goss, Chris Code: 62119 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publication date: 16/04/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days Price: AU $49.99

This book explores the reconnaissance aircraft used by the British armed forces in the 1970s and 80s, namely the Avro Shackleton, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Fairey Gannet and English Electric Canberra. The maritime patrol and airborne early warning (AEW) Shackleton was a descendant of the Avro Lancaster and Lincoln and was in service from 1951 to 1991. The Nimrod, based on the de Havilland Comet, was also a maritime patrol aircraft and served between 1969 and 2011. The Gannet first flew in 1949, but, during the period covered by this book, flew in the AEW role with just one Royal Navy squadron. Finally, the Canberra, which first flew in 1949, was used as a bomber and then mainly in the reconnaissance role. It was finally retired from the RAF in 2006. With over 180 black and white and colour photographs, this book, the fourth in a series covering British combat aircraft of the 1970s and 80s, looks at the aircraft used in the reconnaissance or AEW roles.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Publication date: 16/04/2023
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 243.00mm X 170.00mm
Code: 62119

After a 32-year career in the RAF and three years working for a civilian company as its Head of Operations, Chris Goss is now a full-time aviation author and military historian. He has an MA in War Studies from Kings College London and has been a regular, sought-after contributor to major aviation and historical journals in the UK, France and Germany since 1983. He also the author of over 40 critically acclaimed books covering aspects of the World War II air war over North- West Europe. He is a historical consultant for a number of major projects, such as the recovery of the Dornier 17 by the RAF Museum and Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and for TV programmes such as The History Channel and Channel 5s The Battle of Britain: 3 Days that Saved a Nation.