Fairey Firefly

Matt Willis

The Fairey Firefly emerged from troubled beginnings to become one of the most widely used and effective aircraft of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. It formed part of several embryonic naval air arms in the Cold War and performed a vital combat role in Korea in the 1950s. This book has more than 160 photographs accompanied by a detailed commentary.
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
Historic Military Aircraft Series
Illustration :
Over 160 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913295899
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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The Fairey Firefly two-seater strike-fighter emerged from troubled beginnings to become one of the most widely used and effective aircraft of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. It first saw service in 1944 during the attacks on the battleship Tirpitz as it lurked in the Norwegian fjords, then served in the Far East as the Fleet Air Arm tussled with the kamikaze threat. It went on to form an important part of several embryonic naval air arms in the early years of the Cold War and performed a vital combat role in Korea in the early 1950s. In this book, naval aviation historian Matthew Willis tells the story of this important aircraft using more than 160 photographs, many of them rare or unpublished, accompanied by a detailed commentary covering every aspect of the Firefly’s varied career from fighter to sub-hunter to pilotless target drone, in air forces all over the world.

REVIEWS
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"This book presents a good opportunity to learn about a type that served well and long but is not as well known outside of the Commonwealth as it should be and at an inexpensive price."

- IPMS/USA

"All the photos are in black and white and there are a considerable number of them. One could easily consider this a photo history as much as an actual history of the type."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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