The Lost Hopes

Polish Fighters over France in 1940

The French Minister of Air, Guy de Chambre, inspected the 1/145 squadron on May 25th, and after hearing the litany of "Cyclon's" defects, suspended all the flying on this aircraft. He was told about the aircraft's poor climb rate, a weak landing gear and its faulty lowering mechanism, as well as an imperfect propeller's pitch-changing device, cowling's swelling during diving and unreliable cockpit's dashboard instruments. Minister's reaction was a proper one, however, it deprived Polish pilots of the only aircraft available to them. The very next day, however, they decided to continue flying the defective Caudrons.


author:
Grzegorz Slizewski
format:
B5
cover:
softcover
# of pages: 
220
other:
106 photograps
3 maps
biographys of 190 pilots
Polish and English text
price:
19.95 USD (S/H included)


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