LA LIBRAIRIE « LA MAISON DU LIVRE-AVIATION »

RÉOUVERTURE LE MARDI 12 MAI 2020 à 10h

PROTECTIONS BARRIERES MISES EN PLACE

Aviation-Aéronautique: Tous les Rayons :

VICKERS WELLESLEY WARPAINT 86 . HPB086

VICKERS WELLESLEY
Ian WHITE
2011, 40 pages, format 21 x 29, photos NB, profils couleur, texte en anglais.

23,00 € TTC

Qté Ajouter au Panier

Etape Précédente

VICKERS WELLESLEY WARPAINT 86

Created on the drawing boards of the Vickers (Aviation) Company by Barnes Wallis using the geodetic form of construction he devised for Britain’s R.100 airship, the Wellesley was designed to fulfil an Air Ministry specification for a reliable, general purpose bomber and torpedo-bomber, that was required to carry a heavy load over long distances.
Originally conceived as a biplane, but converted to an all-metal geodetic monoplane by Barnes Wallis, and powered by the highly reliable Pegasus radial engine, the Wellesley was built in reasonable quantities to begin the re-equipment the embryo Bomber Command in 1937.
Following testing at Martlesham Heath, the first production Wellesleys were delivered to the RAF early in 1937 and within one year formed the equipment of six UK squadrons. The Wellesley’s flying qualities were such that it was chosen to equip the RAF’s Long Range Development Unit, under whose guise it undertook a record breaking flight from Cranwell to the Persian Gulf and back to Ismailia in July 1938 and a second from Ismailia to Darwin, Australia, the following November, when the aircraft covered a distance of 7,157 miles without refuelling. By the outbreak of war the Wellesley was rendered obsolete in the European theatre, but was supplied in large numbers to re-equip the RAF’s squadrons in the Middle East and East Africa.
It was in the latter theatre that the aircraft showed its true metal. Supported by dedicated ground crews and the ever reliable Pegasus engine, the Wellesleys of Nos.14, 47 and 223 Squadrons battled the Italian Regia Aeronautica and the Italian Army in the Sudan, Abyssinia, Eritrea, Somaliland the Red Sea from June 1940 to November 1942.
Despite being decidedly obsolete by the early months of 1943, the Wellesley was employed on transport, anti-submarine and convoy protection duties in the Eastern Mediterranean until March of that year, when the small number that remained were finally retired.

Les clients qui ont acheté cet article, ont aussi commandé :

  • LOCKHEED T-33A SHOOTING STAR           WARPAINT 88

    LOCKHEED T-33A SHOOTING STAR WARPAINT 88

    . HPB088 LOCKHEED T-33 SHOOTING STAR Adrian M. BALCH 2012, 36 pages, format 21 x 29, photos NB et couleur, profils couleur, texte ...

    23,00 € TTC

    Ajouter au Panier Plus de détails


  • JUNKERS JU 52                          WARPAINT 81

    JUNKERS JU 52 WARPAINT 81

    . HPB081 JUNKERS JU 52 Kev DARLING 2011, 32 pages, format 21 x 29, photos NB et couleur, profils couleur, texte en anglais.

    20,00 € TTC

    Ajouter au Panier Plus de détails


  • AVRO MANCHESTER                WARPAINT 103

    AVRO MANCHESTER WARPAINT 103

    . HPB103 AVRO MANCHESTER Warpaint Series n°103 Tony BUTTLER 2015, 36 pages, format 21 x 30, photographies NB, profils couleurs, ...

    23,00 € TTC

    Ajouter au Panier Plus de détails


  • DORNIER DO 217                         WARPAINT 24

    DORNIER DO 217 WARPAINT 24

    . HPB024 DORNIER DO 21 Warpaint Series N°24 Jerry SCUTTS 2000, 32 pages, format 21 x 29, photos NB, profils couleur, texte ...

    20,00 € TTC

    Ajouter au Panier Plus de détails


  • PERUVIAN AVIATION CORPS OPERATIONS DURING PUTUMAYO

    PERUVIAN AVIATION CORPS OPERATIONS DURING PUTUMAYO

    Delai:3 semaines TMA016 PERUVIAN AVIATION CORPS OPERATIONS DURING THE PUTUMAYO CAMPAIGN  September 1932 – May 1933 Amaru TINCOPA GALLEGOS 2013, ...

    18,00 € TTC

    Ajouter au Panier Plus de détails





Les cookies assurent le bon fonctionnement de nos services. En poursuivant la navigation sur ce site, vous acceptez l’utilisation des cookies.

En savoir plus
OK