The Great Scuttle: The End of the German High Seas Fleet

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Kent at War

Kent at War

The Great War Display Team

Publication Date15th May 2019

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations140

Height234

Width165

A rare insight into one of Britain's best display teams, written by longtime member and early aviation expert Ernie Hoblyn.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445685939

The Great War Display Team was founded in 1988 and has since gone on to become one of Britain’s premier display teams, with a wealth of talented pilots passing through its ranks and amazing crowds with a variety of recreated aircraft including Fokker Dr1s, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5s, a Sopwith Triplane and an Avro 504.


Having built a replica Sopwith Triplane and flown it for more than a decade as part of the team, taking part in choreographed dog fight routines, Ernie Hoblyn is uniquely positioned to offer a fascinating insight into the construction of these aircraft and the realities of flying in the First World War – including the vast differences between the handling of modern aircraft and that of machines used during the war.


With unprecedented access and a range of interesting photography, this is a fascinating look at what it takes to construct, pilot and display a vintage flying machine.

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