Westland Whirlwind in World War Two. Wingleader Photo Archive Number 19.

Westland Whirlwind in World War Two. Wingleader Photo Archive Number 19.
One of our original aims with this series was to cover the lesser known types in as much detail as the more famous aircraft. Pretty much top of this ‘lesser known’ list was the Westland Whirlwind which has always captured the imagination of many of us, with its sleek lines and powerful armament. In a different set of circumstances, the Whirlwind could easily have been as famous as the Mosquito or Beaufighter and just as effective.
In the end, just two squadrons flew the Whirlwind into action and only 116 examples were built, each costing roughly £1m in today’s money. Despite this rarity, some decent photos were taken by the Press and combined with photos from the personal albums of the pilots who flew the Whirlwind, we’ve managed to create an in-depth pictorial tribute to this forgotten fighter.
Approx 120 photos and 6 colour profiles.

Author(s): Neil Robinson
Publisher: Wingleader
Pages: 72
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2023
Dimensions: 21 x 29,7 cm (landscape format)
Binding: Softcover
Weight: 0.60 kg

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