Bowman, Martin.


Washington, 1st ed., 1990. 168 pp., profusely illustrated with photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 18cm. FINE. Overshadowed in history by the Lancaster and Flying Fortress, the twin-engined Vickers Wellington was in fact one of the true war-winning aeroplanes. The ‘Wimpy’ served as a tactical and strategic bomber by day and by night; as a maritime reconnaissance machine; as an anti-submarine aircraft; as a minelayer; as a torpedo-bomber; and as an aerial truck dropping supplies to partisan groups in occupied Europe. Drawing extensively on first-hand accounts of those who flew, or flew in, Wimpy’s the author gives an unparalleled view of what the aeroplane was like.

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