A fully illustrated history of the the Stirling, a heavy bomber that also saw service on 'Cloak and Dagger' operations with the Special Operations Executive, as a paratroop/glider transport on D-Day, at Arnhem and on the Rhine Crossing, and as a Radio-Countermeasures (RCM) platform.
Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 30 books on aspects of aviation and military history, including the Haynes D-Day Operations Manual, de Havilland Mosquito Manual (with Brian Rivas), Short Stirling Manual and theHandley Page Halifax Manual. He is an authority on the Short Stirling bomber and wrote Stirling at War, Stirling Wings and Stirling in Combat. Jonathan lives in Wiltshire. Chris Davey has illustrated more than 25 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Elite Units series since 1994. Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business, he has become the artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter, proving his undoubted skill when dealing with large aircraft subjects such as the Halifax and Sunderland.
"There is a lot of information in these pages and thoughtful analysis as well. The color profiles, for which this series is famous, live up to their reputation as always. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to modelers and aviation history enthusiasts alike. It gives a nice look at what is an undeservedly overlooked aircraft." - IPMS / USA..".good text and photos plus a series of really great color profiles. Four stars." - Air Classics Magazine"Recommended!" - Cybermodeler Online