The Royal Air Force Handbook: The Definitive MoD Guide

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Conway, 2006 - History - 208 pages
The Royal Air Force Handbook provides the only official definitive guide to the structure of the RAF of today and the future. From the front-line fast-jet forces, tankers, transport and helicopter forces to the training squadrons, Search-And-Rescue squadrons, the RAF Regiment and reserve forces, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows aerobatic display team, this is the complete work of reference for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Every aircraft and weapon system is included with a brief background, exhaustive specifications and a colour illustration. The guide also includes details of the future procurement plans of the RAF, including the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Hawk 128 as well as future missile systems, and includes colour photographs of RAF operations in the recent conflict in Iraq and elsewhere. Following the attractive format and structure of its successful sister volume The Royal Navy Handbook (Conway, 2003, 0851779522), The Royal Air Force Handbook is the premier resource for the layperson with an interest in the UK's air arm. The definitive guide to the structure and equipment of the RAF of today and tomorrow Details and specifications for every aircraft and weapon in service Full colour illustrations, photographs and plans support the concise text Follows the successful Royal Navy Handbook (Conway, 2003, 0851779522)

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