By Matthew Willis
The Fairey Barracuda was once the 1st monoplane torpedo bomber operated via the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. The Barracuda skilled a tough beginning and improvement throughout the moment global battle, and this, additional to a couple of deadly crashes, ended in a bad attractiveness which the airplane may by no means really shake. regardless of this, the Barracuda proved hugely winning in carrier, accomplishing raids opposed to the Tirpitz, and opposed to eastern forces within the East Indies that contributed enormously to the warfare attempt. It additionally undertook quite a few much less renowned roles, and remained in Fleet Air Arm provider into the Fifties. This new e-book by way of naval aviation historian Matthew Willis includes an in depth heritage and technical description of the Barracuda, drawing from a variety of archive fabrics and money owed from the boys who flew and operated the airplane in provider, including over a hundred photos, many by no means earlier than released.
Scale plans and colour profiles additionally incorporated.
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