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Dad is going to love this for Christmas,
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This review is from: Avro Lancaster. 1941 onwards (all marks). Owners' Workshop Manual: An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War II Bomber (Hardcover)
I stumbled upon this, purely by accident, when searching for Lancaster Bomber items, as my dad use to be an RAF Engineer during the Second World War. He would always tell us stories about them and his time in the Air Force and what he had to do. He spoke proudly of his involvement, despite wanting to actually be a fighter pilot, but he didn't speak the correct way... don't you know, gafaw ;)
I have flicked through the book and know that I will want to read it too. Not only has it got the break down of it's construction and the maintenance they use to do, but there are sections on the history of the aircraft, how to fly it and the duties of those involved, even a section on how much it costs to run and service today. It's full of beautiful photographs, black and white from the period they were flying and colour ones of the restoration process and of it flying or on the ground. There are illustrations of bomb bay configurations, detailed engineering and pictorial sketches.
This is a book for any lover of the buy gone age of prop driven war planes and the history that goes with them. Also it's surely a must as a present to anyone who flew in them, built them or carried out the maintenance on them.
Well done Haynes, am sure the other ones of the similar ilk are of the same wonderful standard. Thoroughly recommended!
Avro Lancaster. 1941 onwards (all marks). Owners' Workshop Manual: An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary World War II Bomber(27 customer reviews)