By Jon Lake
The RAFвЂ™s such a lot winning heavy bomber of global conflict 2, the Avro Lancaster shaped the spine of Bomber Command throughout the large-scale evening bombing crusade opposed to occupied Europe. during this, the 1st of 2 volumes at the British bomber icon of global warfare 2, famous English aviation historian Jon Lake recounts the early sunlight raids, the 1st вЂthousand bomberвЂ™ raids on Germany and the epic вЂDambustersвЂ™ challenge of 16/17 may possibly 1943 by means of No 617 Sqn, in addition to myriad different sorties to various German objectives in 1942-43. This quantity comprises greater than a hundred photos, 30 all-new color profiles by means of prime aviation artist Chris Davey and especially commissioned scale drawings of the Lancaster B I/II through Mark Styling.
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