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De Havilland Twin-Boom Fighters

By Barry Jones

ISBN: 9781861266811
PUBLISHED: October 2004
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 250 b&w photographs

De Havillands first contribution to the brave new world of the jet fighter was the Vampire Ð a small, attractive aircraft with its de Havilland engine mounted directly behind the pilot. Most distinctively, its tailplane and fins were supported by twin booms attached to the wings. This was to be the first in an illustrious and successful trio of aircraft that shared the initial V in their name and the pretty twin-boom arrangement.

Aviation historian Barry Jones has chronicled the development and service of the Vampire, the higher-powered Venom and its Sea Venom derivative, and the Sea Vixen. Covering the types service with air forces throughout the world, and illustrated with many archive photographs, this is the celebration of this much-loved family of aircraft.

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