Photo Archive 11. Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service
Photo Archive 11. Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service
Photo Archive 11. Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service
Photo Archive 11. Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service

Photo Archive 11. Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service

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Photo Archive 11. Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service




Author:Neil Robinson
Language:English Language
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:8.3" x 11.7"
Pages:80 pages
Photos:120 original wartime/pre-war photos and 6 in-depth colour profiles
Publisher:WingLeader
ISBN:9781908757234
Item No. 9781908757234



Although the Stirling didn’t reach its full potential as a bomber, it did perform remarkably well as a glider tug and paratroop transport and was readily available to take part in all airborne assaults on the Continent from D-Day onwards. It also played an important role in sustaining resistance groups. These modified converted bombers were known as the Stirling Mk IV and over 600 of them were built. The Mk V filled another urgent requirement for transport aircraft at the end of the war and in this guise it did modestly well.


As usual in this series, we devote most of the space to high-res original wartime photos, which we examine very closely to pick out details that have been hiding in plain sight for over 70 years. So,if you’ve never heard of low-tow and high-tow, strop guards and bridles, this is the book for you!