Blenheim Squadrons of World War 2

Blenheim Squadrons of World War 2

Combat Aircraft 5
  • Author: Jon Lake
  • Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Short code: COM 5
  • Publication Date: 2 Jul 1998
  • ISBN: 9781855327238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 106
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About this Product

Built in large numbers in the years leading up to World War 2, Bristol's Blenheim saw use as both a fighter and bomber thanks to its high speed in relation to the biplane types it was then replacing. Aside from its work as the staple medium RAF bomber from 1939 through to 1942, Blenheims also served as pioneer radar-equipped nightfighters in 1940/41 and long-range patrol aircraft with Coastal Command. Obsolete in Europe by the end of 1940, the Blenheim continued to serve as a frontline bomber in North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Far East well into 1943.

Biographical Note

Jon Lake's most recent work for Osprey was the well-received Combat Aircraft volume on the Blenheim. Jon Lake is one of Britains leading journalists and historians, and secretary of the Freelance Aviation Journalists Association. An airbrush artist with years of experience, Chris has become Osprey's principal illustrator of RAF aircraft, having produced the profiles for over a dozen books since 1994. His most recent work includeds Aces 27 and 30, and Combat AIrcraft 14 and 19. He is particularly adept at 'big' aircraft like the Halifax and Sunderland.

Contents

Genesis of the Blenheim
'Phoney War' and Blitzkrieg
On the Offensive
Fighter Command
Coastal Command
Middle East and Mediterranean
Blenheims East of Suez
Appendices

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