[4+014] Westland Whirlwind Fighter/Fighter-Bomber

PUBLISHED IN 2002

The book is soft bound, with a saddle stitched spine binding; actual size 11¾in x 8¼in (297 x 210 mm); it has 28 pages, 4 b&w photos in the main text, 2 pages of monochrome camouflage profiles (6 machines are depicted), 71 b&w and 2 colour photos in the photographic section and on the cover. The book describes the type history and technical aspects of the aeroplane, completed with a production overview. Camouflage and armament & equipment descriptions, detailed 1/72 scale plans, exterior and interior drawings, various sketches and a pull-out poster are also included.

  • Authors: Michal Ovčáčík and Karel Susa
  • ISBN: 80-902559-6-5

 

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Description

The Westland Whirlwind was the first RAF’s twin-engined heavy fighter of the WWII. First flown in 1938, it was one of the fastest combat aircraft in the world. Protracted development problems with its engines delayed the project and only 116 aircraft were built. Despite its success as a fighter and ground attack aircraft, it equipped only three RAF squadrons and was withdrawn from service in 1943.