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Details about  Westland Wyvern - TF Mks. 1,2, T Mk.3, S Mk.4 - 4+ Publications - SUPERB Book!

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Westland Wyvern - TF Mks. 1,2, T Mk.3, S Mk.4 - 4+ Publications - SUPERB Book!
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Very Good

Some slight signs of use, may have some writing in pencil on inside cover.

05 Jul, 2014 13:11:50 BST
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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Some identifying marks on the inside cover, but this is minimal. Very little wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Some slight signs of use, may have some writing in pencil on inside cover.

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Westland Wyvern - TF Mks. 1,2, T Mk.3, S Mk.4 - 4+ Publications   

SUPERB  book on the Wyvern from Czech Publishers 4+ (Four Plus) - 36 page softcover published 2003 - packed full of colour and black & white photos of both contemporary & preserved machines  - extreme close ups of cockpit, engine, interior, excellent scale drawings, plans, weapons load out diagrams, colour plates & much more - essential stuff aimed squarely at the model maker!

Here's a review (date unknown) from the website:

Few aircraft can make as many claims as the Westland Wyvern can in terms of British firsts and lasts. It was the first turbine-powered propeller aircraft to serve on aircraft carriers and the only one to reach squadron service. At the same time, it was the heaviest single-seat military aircraft at the time it entered service. The original design utilised the most powerful piston engine built by Rolls Royce, which also had the distinction of being the last piston engine from that firm. It was the last fixed wing Westland aircraft to serve with the FAA as well. Finally, one rather interesting little tidbit, the Wyvern was the first aircraft to perform an underwater ejection. For all this, though, the service life of the Wyvern was short, serving with only four front-line squadrons from 1953 to 1957, with only one squadron actually seeing combat in the Suez Crisis of 1956.

This latest title from 4+ does their usual great job of providing excellent detail photos and interesting period photos. This title covers the TF Mk.1 & 2, the T Mk. 3 and the S Mk. 4, as well as many of the different engine test frames utilised. A brief text provides a basic background to the development of the Wyvern, as well as a basic overview of the type differences. A nice set of 1/72 scale drawings fill the centre section, and mixed in with the photos are several profile illustrations showing many of the different markings carried by the Wyvern.

For those interested in FAA aircraft, or those who just think the Wyvern looks neat, this is definitely a book well worth picking up.

Item in VERY GOOD (USED) condition




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