Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service - Wingleader Photo Archive Number 11, by Jonathan Falconer

Short Stirling Mk IV/V in RAF Service - Wingleader Photo Archive Number 11, by Jonathan Falconer
Published by Wing Leader in 2021, 80 pages. Rectangular booklet - 21cm by 29.5cm (N8189)
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This series is unique in that it will be able to provide large format Original photos up to full A4 landscape format width. Combined with the specialist knowledge of a team of historians and contributors, each book should provide unbeatable and accurate references for any modelling or painting project.

Although the Stirling didn’t reach its full potential as a bomber, it did perform remarkably well as a glider tug and paratroop transport and was readily available to take part in all airborne assaults on the Continent from D-Day onwards. It also played an important role in sustaining resistance groups. These modified converted bombers were known as the Stirling Mk IV and over 600 of them were built. The Mk V filled another urgent requirement for transport aircraft at the end of the war and in this guise it did modestly well. As usual in this series, we devote most of the space to high-res original wartime photos, which we examine very closely to pick out details that have been hiding in plain sight for over 70 years. So, if you’ve never heard of low-tow and high-tow, strop guards and bridles, this is the book for you!