Hampden Special (The Handley Page HP52)

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £12.00

Quantity: 1 available


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated boards. No dust-jacket as issued. FINE copy. Sharp-cornered, deep clear lettering, withthe original price on the rear board (£2.50). The page fore-edges are very very lightly 'toned' with age - negligible. Internally No Inscriptions or Marks. Looks as if it were stored unread - very tight, clean and bright. 64 Pages. Numerous black and white archive photo illustrations throughout and 4 pages of colour illustrations. Appendices; Selected bibliography. "The Handley Page HP.52 Hampden was a British twin-engine medium bomber of the Royal Air Force. It was part of the trio of large twin-engine bombers procured for the RAF, joining the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley and Vickers Wellington. The newest of the three medium bombers, the Hampden was often referred to by aircrews as the "Flying Suitcase" because of its cramped crew conditions. The Hampden served in the early stages of the Second World War, bearing the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe, taking part in the first night raid on Berlin and the first 1,000-bomber raid on Cologne." A Fine unmarked copy. See Images.

Title: Hampden Special (The Handley Page HP52)

Author Name: Bowyer, Chaz

Categories: Science & Engineering, Military/War Related, Aviation. RAF, etc,

Publisher: Shepperton, Surrey, Ian Allen Ltd: 1976

ISBN Number: 0711006830

ISBN Number 13: 9780711006836

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 114809

Keywords: Hampden Special By Chaz Bowyer Published By Ian Allen Ltd Planes ; Aeroplanes ; WWII; World War Two; RAF Bomber Command; Guy Gibson The Hampden Served In The Early Stages Of The Second World War, Bearing The Brunt Of The Early Bombing War Over Europe, Taking Part In The First Night Raid On Berlin And The First 1,000-bomber Raid On Cologne. The Handley Page HP.52 Hampden Was A British Twin-engine Medium Bomber Of The Royal Air Force