Fairey Firefly: The Operational Record :: William Harrison

Fairey Firefly: The Operational Record :: William Harrison soon to be presented for sale on the gleaming BookLovers of Bath web site!

Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Cutaways;

From the cover: In March 1939 the Air Ministry proposed requirements for a two-seater fixed-cannon fighter for the Fleet Air Arm.

The result of this request was the Fairey Firefly, a naval aircraft which, operating from carriers during WWII, proved more than capable of holding its own against single-seat fighters; during comparative dogfight trials the Firefly out-turned all conventional fighters, including the much-vaunted Japanese Zero.

In 1944 the type was heavily …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 188 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Military Air Force catalogue?

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