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Knights of the Skies: Armour Protection for British Fighting Aeroplanes

 
 
Author
Michael C. Fox.
Publisher Air Research Publications  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781871187502
Pages/Publication Date 298/2006
Daedalus Item Code 60056
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In June 1940, RAF fighter pilot Billy Drake was shot down in his Hurricane over France. A German cannon shell exploded behind his head, but he survived thanks to a newly installed sheet of armor; had he been shot down even a few weeks earlier he likely would have been killed, as aircraft armor had been largely considered "unnecessary" by the Air Ministry. Soon every RAF combat aircraft was fitted with armor, directly saving the lives of hundreds of airmen. This illustrated history traces the development of aircraft armor from before World War I through the end of World War II, using the stories of individual pilots to illustrate how essential armoring technology proved to be in maintaining an effective air force.
 
 
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