- The RAAF Hudson story: Book One
The RAAF Hudson story: Book One
The RAAF Hudson story explores the history of the Lockheed Hudson aircraft - notable for its role during Second World War. Expertly researched by respected aviation author David Vincent, the extensive findings are split across two volumes: Book One and Book Two.
The first book, Book One, covers the Hudson's usage between 1940-46, starting with the initial procurement during the 1930s. The book details the aircraft's wartime involvement in Far East operations (namely in Malaya, Sumatra and Java); in maritime trade protection roles such as coastal surveillance and as convoy escorts; and in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern operations. One chapter is dedicated to Australian Hudson Training during 1940-45; and another highlights the Hudson's use in providing special transport flights to New Guinea. The non-operational aspects of the aircraft are also explored, including the aircraft's role in undertaking photographic survey work for the RAAF.
Details: Non-fiction, published 1999.
Format: Hard cover, illustrations (photographs, charts), 424 pages.
Dimensions: 28.3 cm (h) x 21.9 cm (w) x 3.0 cm (d) / 1,650 grams.