De Havilland Twin-Boom Fighters: Vampire, Venom and Sea Vixen (Crowood Aviation Series) by Barry Jones, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
De Havilland Twin-Boom Fighters: Vampire, Venom and Sea Vixen (Crowood Aviation Series)

De Havilland Twin-Boom Fighters: Vampire, Venom and Sea Vixen (Crowood Aviation Series)

by Barry Jones
     
 

De Havilland's first contribution to the brave new world of the jet fighter was the Vampire - a small, attractive aircraft with its de Havilland engine mounted directly behind the pilot. Most distinctively, its tailplane and fins were supported by twin booms attached to the wings. This was to be the first in an illustrious and successful trio of aircraft that

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De Havilland's first contribution to the brave new world of the jet fighter was the Vampire - a small, attractive aircraft with its de Havilland engine mounted directly behind the pilot. Most distinctively, its tailplane and fins were supported by twin booms attached to the wings. This was to be the first in an illustrious and successful trio of aircraft that shared the initial V in their name and the pretty twin-boom arrangement. Aviation historian Barry Jones has chronicled the development and service of the Vampire, the higher-powered Venom and its Sea Venom derivative, and the Sea Vixen. Covering the types' service with air forces throughout the world, and illustrated with many archive photographs, this is the celebration of this much-loved family of aircraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861266811
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Crowood Aviation Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Jones left the RAF to become an artist for the Inter Services Aircraft Recognition Journal folled by five years with Flight magazine and six years in the Technical Publication Dept at Vickers Armstrong. He is a regular contributor to Aeroplane Monthly.

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