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Offline CJGibson

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The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« on: June 01, 2017, 07:51:04 am »
Blue Envoy Press are pleased to announce The Admiralty and the Helicopter by James Jackson.

A companion volume to The Air Staff and the Helicopter, this latest addition to the Project Tech Profile series charts the development of the Admiralty’s pioneering requirements and the numerous projects and design studies drawn up to fulfil them from the early 1950s to the present day. These range from the cancelled Bristol Type 191 tandem-rotor helicopter and the tiny Fairey Ultra-Light of the 1950s, the Westland Wasp, Wessex and Sea King of the 1960s, the aborted plans to acquire Chinooks to the more recent Westland Lynx, EHI Merlin and Leonardo Wildcat. Also covered are the weapons, including anti-submarine homing torpedoes and seaskimming anti-ship missiles, developed to equip the Fleet Air Arm’s helicopters.

The Admiralty and the Helicopter
draws on archive material, new artwork, stunning paintings by Luciano Alviani and photographs to show how the Fleet Air Arm’s helicopters have continually evolved to fulfill ever more diverse roles.

The Blue Envoy team will be working on it over the summer and hope to have it available for IPMS 2017 at Telford. James, better known as ‘Hood’ and a regular contributor on SPF, has had a long term interest in naval matters and The Admiralty and the Helicopter draws from years of research in the field.

Thanks

Chris, James and Luciano

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 08:01:48 am »
It seems a great book.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 08:48:56 am »
ooooh!!!

wantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwant!!    ;D

cheers,
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 10:51:49 am »
Another to add to the list...

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 12:13:04 pm »
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 05:09:29 pm »
And people said noone would buy books on helicopters...  :o
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 05:43:01 pm »
Really, really, looking forward to this!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 05:50:50 pm »
Yeah :) :)

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 10:05:56 pm »
And people said noone would buy books on helicopters...  :o
I think we're dealing with an atypical subset of the population here. Having said that - I'll be having a copy too.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 04:17:55 am »
It's James' work and he's been ferreting in Kew for a while as well.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 05:37:29 am »
Another must have for me...
One subject that has always puzzled me is the evolution of the Wg34 as the line drawing
published in 1979 does not look like any of the artist's impressions which look more sleek
like the boeing uttas design.
Thanks again for the RAF book-  The Household Air Cavalry art belongs somewhere in a Computer Wargame!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 07:14:27 am »
And people said noone would buy books on helicopters...  :o
I think we're dealing with an atypical subset of the population here. Having said that - I'll be having a copy too.

Right then, so why am I the only fool producing them?

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 08:23:38 am »
Right then, so why am I the only fool producing them?

Chris
I hope you'll continue producing books about aviation's ginger-haired stepchildren, because I have reached the stage where I'll buy any book with the Blue Envoy mark. I'm still pinching myself that there are enough book buying aviation nerds to support the publication of many more titles than I can ever hope to read on a subject that fascinates me.

In real life, the number of like-minded readers I meet (outside the-bookshop-near-Schiphol) never drops below 1 per year, but struggles to reach 2 or higher. The like-minded 1 being my brother. This, combined with the paucity of helicopter-related books on offer in the-bookshop-near-Schiphol, leads me to believe the helicopter-book buying public is a subset of a subset of the population. Which is apparently enough to encourage you and the others in the Blue Envoy team to continue publishing.

I won't even try to understand how this stream of interesting titles keeps flowing. I'll just buy and read and buy.

In darker moments, I'll think back to my aquatic ecology professor explaining how fish travel in schools, enabling the North Sea to support fisheries to harvest stocks right to the edge of extinction - and then, sudden collapse. I'm fervently hoping the flood of new aviation titles isn't the last school waiting to be dragged out of the sea, but just one big glut. If you catch my drift.

Keep them coming.
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 09:50:41 am »
Currently on a downer on choppers as mine has just been cancelled due to fog.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 01:27:59 pm »
Currently on a downer on choppers as mine has just been cancelled due to fog.

Chris

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