Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This biplane with a legendary history and achievements second to none, had the affection of all who flew it, in peace or war. Known universally as the "Stringbag" it defied efforts to replace it with more modern equipment and served in front line squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm from 1936 to 1945.
The secret of the Swordfish's success was its superb handling qualities which made it particularly suitable for aircraft carrier borne operations and for dealing with problems of torpedo or dive bombing attacks.
In all, Swordfish were responsible for sinking more than 300,000 tons of German/Italian shipping and over 20 U-boats. Of all the Swordfish's battle honours, the one that stands out is the Battle of Taranto, in which Swordfish inflicted serious damage to the Italian fleet, and the operation to destory the German battleship Bismarck.
The Swordfish was, of course, just an aircraft its legends, its achievements, were only as good as the skilled and gallant crews could make them.
Title: Swordfish Special
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Ian Allan, 1977. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. , 700grams, ISBN:9780711007420. Bookseller Inventory # 6824827
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003921689
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004874448
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003661349
Book Description Ian Allan Publishing, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition book without dust jacket. Illustrated boards are clean with little wear. Book has clean and bright contents, no writing. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993161221
Book Description HAYNES, UK, 1977. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No D/W. A VERY GOOD BOOK. LAMINATED BOARDS. NO D/W. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. THIS IS THE VERSION WITH TITLE ON A BROWN STRIP ACROSS THE TOP OF THE COVER. Size: 80 PAGES. ILLUSTRATED LAMINATED BOARDS. Bookseller Inventory # 020940
Book Description Ian Allan;, 1977. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to. Hardback. First edition. 80pp. Very many b/w photographs of Fairy Swordfish biplanes. No dustwrapper, laminated boards - a Fine copy with no inscriptions or foxing. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 33218
Book Description Ian Allan Ltd, Shepperton, Surrey, England, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. ISBN 0715370847 : Lightly used book, clean and bright internally with a little surface damage to front endpaper and light shelfwear. slight chip to spine. Well illustrated with black and white photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 7009529
Book Description ian allen, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. good clean tight text. Bookseller Inventory # 011234
Book Description Vanwell Publishing, Limited, Saint Catharines, ON, Canada, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. good clean example. Bookseller Inventory # 011235