The Royal Navy Wasp: An Operational & Retirement History

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This book tells the story of the first helicopter in the world designed from the outset to be deployed at sea, in Destroyers and Frigates. It is primarily based on the words of those who operated it. Designed from the outset to cope with the restricted space of a warship both for stowage and flight operations it proved an immediate success. Wherever the Royal Navy was deployed on operations a Wasp was there. The book has accounts of operations around the world particularly during the Cold War of the Seventies and the Falklands War where amongst other things it had the honour of being the first RN platform ever, to fire a guided missile at a surface target.
AUTHOR L.J. Jeram-Croft & T Martin
BINDING Hardback
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour, B&W photos, Tables & Charts.
Product Code 21143AVI
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