Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Bristol Brigand by Phil Listermann

Destined to replace the famous Bristol Beaufighter, the Bristol Brigand was developed as a torpedo-bomber and made its maiden flight in December 1944. Arriving too late to take part in WW2, when the need for torpedo-bombers had disappeared, the bulk of the Brigands were built as light bombers. Entering service at the end of the 1940s they were dispatched to Malaya where Operation Firedog was under way. The Brigands were used against the Communist uprising during the next four years until they were withdrawn in 1954 and replaced by the de Havilland Hornet. The Brigand consisted of a crew of three men and was 46ft 5in. long with a wingspan of 72ft 4in. It was capable of a maximum speed of 385mph at 13,700ft. It was originally conceived of as a faster version of the Beaufighter for long range torpedo work and anti-shipping strikes. However an official decision changed its role to that of a bomber. The Brigand served in Malaya and Kenya before a number of design flaws such as suspect mainspars caused it to be withdrawn from service. The full story of the Brigand in RAF service is described In 48 pages including maps, colour profiles and over 30 photos.

Buy The Bristol Brigand by Phil Listermann from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9782953254488
ISBN-10: 295325448X
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 44
Imprint: Philedition
Publisher: Philedition
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: France

Book Reviews - The Bristol Brigand by Phil Listermann

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bristol Brigand book by Phil Listermann and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Phil Listermann

No.457 (Raaf) Squadron, 1941-1945 by Phil Listermann
Paperback, August 2008
$44.99 $49.99