The first in a series of detailed and well
illustrated accounts of classic aircraft in service
from the prototype to the few remaining
preserved examples. The introduction to the
book is written by an ex-Shackleton pilot who
was the first to be on the scene at the fire and
sinking of the Lakonia and was instrumental in
saving many lives. The book contains over
thirty-five specially commissioned accurate side,
4 view and squadron badge illustrations in full
colour, with many previously unpublished photographs.
A full listing of all airframes and their
histories is also included.
Richard franks is well known within the aviation and modelling community, having edited a modelling magazine since 1995. He has written seven aviation titles since his first was released in 1998 and co-authored four others. His interest in aviation and his previous experience as both author and editor make him the ideal author for this exciting news series.