Gunner

Gunner : An Illustrated History of World War Two Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions

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This superb book exposes and illustrates the firing positions of 21 wartime aircraft and shows the gunners' turrets in which so many young airmen fought and died. Also featured are first-hand stories from veteran gunners that describe in spirited detail what it was like to fly in and fight from classic aircraft such as: Avro Lancaster; Handley Page Halifax; Fairey Battle; Boulton Paul Defiant; Bristol Blenheim; Junkers Ju88; Messerschmitt Me410; Messerschmitt Bf110; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Douglas A-20 Havoc; Grumman BF Avenger; Catalina Flying Boat; and Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik. The author, Donald Nijboer is the author of 2005's bestselling "Graphic War". The experience of each aircraft is described by veteran gunners who flew in them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 230 x 305 x 12.7mm | 861.83g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 111 full colour photographs, 75 b+w archive photographs
  • 1550464868
  • 9781550464863
  • 3,256,157

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Original, high quality photographs and artwork to illustrate the business ends of 37 WWII combat aircraft... a winner.--Vic Johnson"Airforce" (01/01/2002)
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