618 Squadron RAF was a special purpose squadron, equipped with modified Mosquito bombers and an anti-shipping variant of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb. Targets such as the pocket battleship Tirpitz were proposed. Another section of the squadron had Mosquitos fitted with 6-pounder cannon, which proved very effective against U-boats. All in all a fascinating story with more than its share of drama, comedy and might-have-beens. It is a must read for any fan of the Mosquito or students of the air battles of World War II.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
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Publication date: 01/07/2009
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 502 g
Dimensions: 234mm X 156mm