THE FE2B FLIES AGAIN! Recreating a WWI Legend.
AFTER almost a century, the iconic and long-serving British two-seater has returned to the skies. This unique publication, a celebration of the Royal Aircraft Factorys FE2b - the Fee - is co-produced by The Vintage Aviator Ltd., in New Zealand, the Worlds leading practioners in WWI aeroplane construction, and Albatros Productions, Ltd., of Great Britain, foremost WWI aeronautical publishers. The whole, amazing story of how a perfect, 100% reproduction of the FE2b was built and flown within the space of just three years is chronicled, supported by historical narratives with rare archive photos from private collections and stunning air-to-air images. As a bonus, theres also a special double-sided pull-out poster for collectors.
Contents include: Type history with authoritative photo captions: WWI Fee pilots and observers stories: FE2b ordnance, bombs and guns: How TVAL built their FE2b with over 80 sequential colour photos of construction from raw timber to maiden flight: Exclusive report on flying the 2009 Fee supported by superb aerial photography, plus detailed appendices. With contributions from Gene DeMarco, Peter Jackson, Philip Makanna, Ray Rimell and Harry Woodman, this lavish title will fascinate aero-historians, modellers, aircraft builders and airshow visitors in equal measure - a fitting tribute to a true classic of early aviation history.
- OVER 70 RARE WWI ARCHIVE PHOTOS
- OVER 105 STUNNING COLOUR IMAGES EIGHT ARMAMENT & COMPONENT SKETCHES
- RONNY BAR CENTREFOLD AND A3 POSTER
- 68 PAGES (INCLUDING COVERS)
- ISBN: 978-1-906798-01-7
- SIZE A4