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    DescriptionCarrier aircraft, since their beginning, have been a very special kind of machine and demand something equally special of the men who flew them. Landing on a pitching, bucking deck of a carrier, or catapulting over a plunging bow, shipboard aircraft and their pilots had to be exceptional. Often, the real characteristics of these assorted aircraft lie forgotten in the annals of time but Eric 'Winkle' Brown, the first naval officer to head the elite Aerodynamics Flight at Farnborough, records his cockpit experiences testing British and American carrier aircraft. Having enjoyed one of the most extraordinary careers in flying, Eric 'Winkle' Brown places on record the flying characteristics, good bad and indifferent, of a myriad of aircraft from the Fairey Swordfish and Albacore, Grumman Avenger and Panther to the Supermarine Seafire, Douglas Dauntless, North American Skyray, de Havilland Sea Vixen and Blackburn Buccaneer. Highly illustrated with cutaways, photographs and colour p

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    Wings of the Navy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,728 g
    ISBN 13: 9781902109329
    ISBN 10: 1902109325

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 359
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    LC classification: V
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV3
    DC23: 623.746
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, JWCK, JWMV
    Illustrations note
    over 300 b&w photographs and 100 colour profiles
    Hikoki Publications
    Imprint name
    Hikoki Publications
    Publication date
    15 September 2013
    Publication City/Country