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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

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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.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 01:44:09 am »
I must thank you all for your strong interest in The Admiralty and the Helicopter .
I like to think I helped convinced Chris that there was enough interest in helicopters to publish this. I've always thought that helicopters have deserved more coverage and that many people (even beyond the SP subset) are interested in helicopters and even helicopter projects. Even thinking about preserved helicopters in British museums, they are probably under represented (ignoring the Helicopter Museum of course!).

As to a little more background on the book, as so many British helicopter specifications had a joint naval-RAF theme this book can be considered a mirror to Chris's The Air Staff and the Helicopter. It features the naval aspects of the NA.43/OR.325 Bristol 191/192 duo, NASR.358 and NASR.365 so both books provide a full account. But it also goes beyond the projects to investigate how the Admiralty came up with the concept of an anti-submarine helicopter and how they made it work and other developments that were allied to, or competing with, the ship-borne helicopter. Also included are the various weapons proposed or used. I'm hoping even those who don't really get enthused by helicopters but who are interested in naval history will find it interesting too.

As to Grey Havoc's fears, much remains behind the 30 year closure in the UK and many of the files relating to the Lynx and Merlin (in many aspects) remain safely ensconced with the MOD, perhaps until the final retirement of both types. I'm sure there will be more to unearth in future years and there are other topics not yet covered and others which probably deserve greater in-depth study.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2017, 05:50:52 am »
Hi James/Chris

Are you going to do a chapter on the Ships to as they are obviously tied in to the process, from the landing pads to Hangers and flight decks on the Type 81 and Type 12, the Escort Cruisers of the 60s, the Type 43 with its amidships flight deck and the growth to put Sea Kings, Merlins and now Chinook sized helicopter decks ?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2017, 07:54:27 am »
Hi Geoff,

Sadly space prevents going into fine detail into the ships themselves, but you're correct that the constraints and compromises on the helicopter operations are covered. I've focused more on the deck trials of the early frigates (Types 15, 12, 81) and some of the effects they had on the designs while they were being built and how the Navy approached the problem of operations from the flight deck in all weathers.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2017, 02:01:22 am »
Hi James

I think you should mention the Escort Cruisers as they were Helicopter focused missile destroyers/cruisers. Yes we know they went on to evolve into the Invincible class but only us ship lot know about the Escort Cruiser from the likes of Freidman's books, Hobbs and Brown & Moore. As these were early 60s designed optimised for ASW helicopter operations, at a time when the Carriers were still in service in the strike role. Your target audience will be aviation types who are not generally familiar with the naval books on the subject.

Sorry Chris but the title does say 'Admiralty and the Helicopter' its a Ship and Helicopter integration process and it really needs to be covered as your not really covering the subject if you only skim over it. Just compare the evolution of the Wasp on the Type 81 tribal class to the proposed Type 26 with a deck capable of carrying Chinook, operating Merlin and UAV types. There's more than enough info and artwork and pictures to give a full chapter at least (and I think James has already got profile artwork for most of the designs on Ship Bucket ! )

Geoff

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2017, 03:45:58 am »
Hi Geoff,

I understand where you are coming from and I agree with you.
I think there is a little of the chicken and the egg scenario with regards to the ships and the helicopters. I tend towards the view that the helicopters came first and the ships were modified accordingly to whatever was available at the time (Type 12 re-arranged for Wasp, Wessex squeezed aboard the Counties, the Tiger conversions extended to allow Sea King, the Escort Cruiser growing to accommodate NASR.358, Type 23 lengthened for Sea King).

We're not beyond the possibility of altering the text, but something might have to be ditched overboard in compensation. Remember, the TechFiles are only 48 pages long (~20,000 words and ~50 illustrations).
I'm not sure how well the Shipbucket profiles would reproduce in printed format, some publishers have tried and gotten decent results but only at small scale reproductions.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2017, 04:52:58 am »
Helicopters definitely came first. The ships, especially things like the helicopter cruiser (and its contemporaries in other navies) were designed around packages of helicopters that were themselves conceived based on study work around how many (and of what type) would be required to provide certain levels of availability.

Westland WG.11/ASW Chinook to NASR.358 and the escort cruiser combination represent probably the most exquisite concept for helicopter based ASW the RN ever conceived (EH-101 and Invincible being almost as impressive) but the Chinook based concept itself was later abandoned because of its cost and the fact it had been designed around things that didn't yet exist (e.g. a hypothetical 360 degree long range dipping sonar).

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2017, 07:37:20 am »
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Westland WG.11/ASW Chinook to NASR.358 and the escort cruiser combination represent probably the most exquisite concept for helicopter based ASW the RN ever conceived (EH-101 and Invincible being almost as impressive) but the Chinook based concept itself was later abandoned because of its cost and the fact it had been designed around things that didn't yet exist (e.g. a hypothetical 360 degree long range dipping sonar).

Which is why I think it should be covered. Us three are probably OK as we all have the relevant ship books to cross reference against and can mate the Helicopter with the ship but most won't. It was through those reference that we found out about the RN Chinook as all Chinook and Sea King references never mention it just assume it was Wessex to Sea King and Chinook was wanted t replace Belvedere in the late 60s but didn't actually happen till the late 70s.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2017, 03:44:01 am »
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I am really looking forward to the book (I  ASSUME  that there will be another book entitled "The Army and the Helicopter" eventually - mostly filled with empty space).

Did you find out anything on the wartime tests of the hoverfly other than the basics ?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2017, 01:51:47 am »
So James (Hood) will you be joining us at Scale Model World in November when Chris launches the book, you'll be able to meet the Project Cancelled crew and we should have one or two suitable models to display along side the book and other books of interest within the Project Cancelled realm.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2017, 07:23:33 pm »
Any chance of this book discussing the RN's consideration, if any, of the V-22 in any of its variants?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2017, 02:23:46 am »
The book does indeed mention the V-22 but it is not covered in-depth, partly because I'm concentrating on helicopters rather than VTOL aircraft (the distinction being the latter have some form of wing) and also because I don't think it has ever really been considered seriously. Even the talk of HV-22s for the new carriers seems unlikely given the Fleet Air Arm has not possessed any aircraft not flown by at least one of the other services for many years and a tiny fleet would be very expensive for what is a minor role. Even in the days of the strike carrier fleet COD was handled by a couple of stripped-out Gannets. 

I believe Chris may have covered the AEW variants of V-22 in his Admiralty and AEW ProjectTech Profile.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2017, 07:48:54 am »

Blue Envoy Press are pleased to announce The Admiralty and the Helicopter by James Jackson.  . . . . The Blue Envoy team will be working on it over the summer and hope to have it available for IPMS 2017 at Telford. ....


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Any news as to when we can order for snail-mail delivery ?

Thanks

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2017, 08:41:26 am »
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Chris and I have been unable to finish the production in time for IPMS 2017 at Telford.
The delay means it may be early 2018 before the book is printed, but the delay has created the opportunity to include additional information that has only come to light quite recently.

I will be at Telford though if anyone wants to a chat about the book and I hope we'll be able to give a more concrete date for availability quite soon.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2017, 08:56:01 am »
James is correct. We were looking at the first layout and were pretty much ready for press when we had a show-stopper. However, in the meantime some new material turned up like the Shopkeeper in Mr Benn. James and I think this material is worth waiting for, so hope you do too. There might even be enough new material to justify increasing the page count. And Paul knows how reluctant I am on that front.

We'll let you know.

Thanks

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2017, 03:52:27 pm »

There might even be enough new material to justify increasing the page count. And Paul knows how reluctant I am on that front.


I sure do :)

In my defence, I wasn't actually intending to write a 48 page book when I started, but I think the 96 page book I could have done would have been a bit flabby. 64 pages was a good compromise, very little of interest was actually lost :) Shame JK Rowling didn't use Blue Envoy, the later Harry Potter books could have done with a page count limit :)
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2017, 12:55:34 am »
I saved you from pic-bloat and the descent into 'The Big Boys' Book of Fancy Aeroplanes in Colour'.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2017, 12:38:40 am »
For those attending the IPMS UK Scale Model World at Telford this weekend. The Project Cancelled SIG which models secret projects will be in Hall 3 facing the roller shutter at the back of the Hall.

http://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-floor-plan/

Its where the likes of Tony, Chris, etc will gather when not signing books so please feel free to stop by and say hello, as all the crew behind the stand are long standing members of the Forum.

As for the book being delayed, if it fills in the missing gap and even better has drawings to go with it then its well worth the pause and the rejig to accommodate it, as hopefully it will fill in gap that often brushed over without anybody covering it any deeper.


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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2018, 06:17:12 pm »
What's the status of the book now?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2018, 02:26:52 am »
James and I were discussing this yesterday. We feel confident that the new material is worth the wait and that we can resume the production phase soon, aiming for TAATH being available in May, barring any hurdles.

Thanks for your continuing interest and patience.

Chris


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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2018, 05:23:36 am »
Good news then Chris  B)

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2018, 08:35:10 am »
I think the fruits of the additional research since last November will make the wait more than worthwhile.
While it was frustrating for me to stop when it was so close, knowing what I know now, I would have been disappointed about material that would have been missed.
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2018, 03:24:34 am »
Any (good) news for progress and publication date?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2018, 05:47:04 am »
There is good news as things are moving forwards again, I'm hopeful that it will be at the printers during before August.

I'm hoping that the new research that has emerged (literally within the last few weeks) on designs that have remained hidden for 40 years will more than compensate for the wait.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2018, 07:06:54 am »
For getting more informative material I'll be patient and can wait till end of summer or autumn  ;) .

Thank you for the answer.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2018, 09:20:08 am »
Any more updates James & Chris ?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2018, 11:34:57 am »
Things are progressing well with the production and I'm hopeful that the book will be at the printers for September.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2018, 12:21:17 pm »
Any update on a publication date? I am really looking forward to this book.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2018, 10:07:17 pm »
Hoping to have it at the printer soon.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2018, 12:14:07 pm »
At the printers! Aiming to launch at IPMS Telford.

You'll be gobsmacked by what James has turned up on the development of the AW101! I was.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2018, 12:42:41 pm »
Can we buy direct from you?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2018, 09:25:44 am »
Looking good  :)

I like the sound of AW101 gobsmackers!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2018, 12:36:15 pm »
Looking good  :)

I like the sound of AW101 gobsmackers!
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2018, 01:39:22 pm »
I can't see how he, who I think described a Guideline emplacement as a message to aliens, could think tilt-rotors are alien technology.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2018, 01:53:52 am »
I can confirm there is no alien technology in the Merlin story, but it is the most detailed description of the design history of the Merlin that has been published so far. The archival research has revealed a lineage of designs and studies stretching back to 1968, many of which have been hidden ever since.

The Admiralty and the Helicopter covers a wide spectrum of projects since 1946 as well as explaining the development of strategy and techniques for using helicopters effectively for ASW and amphibious assault and the sensor technology required the design constraints shipborne operation imposed on the helicopters and the ships. Various torpedo and missile projects are also included, so the book should appeal to anyone who is interested in helicopters, aviation more broadly, naval topics, weapons and projects.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2018, 05:13:17 pm »
Don't you guys mean AWI 01 ?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2018, 11:30:54 pm »
Ah, well, you'll need to read The Admiralty and the Helicopter to find out as you don't appear to have read The Air Staff and the Helicopter.

Chris
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2018, 05:18:07 am »
Really excited about this book  :)
The Air Staff book was a marvellous read- every expectation this will be as informative and rewarding as that was.
A much over looked topic and it's a credit to the author's of the 2 books mentioned that they have done the requisite research and drawn the detail together. Well done all! :)


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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2018, 01:12:59 am »
Morning all,

The Admiralty and the Helicopter by James Jackson is now available.
It comprises 64 pages and is lavishly illustrated with original drawings from the archives, new artwork by James, paintings by Luciano Alviani and photos, many not previously published.

The Admiralty and the Helicopter retails directly from Blue Envoy or from the various specialist aviation bookshops around the UK.

I aim for a next day delivery when I'm at home or despatch at weekends when I'm away.

The price per copy is £11.95

Postage and packing (in a stiffy) by Royal Mail (First Class) or airmail for overseas is:

UK addresses - £1.90
Europe - £4.90
USA and Canada - £7.10
Australia/NZ/RoW - £7.50

As ever, if I can get the postage cheaper, I will refund the difference.

Payments by Paypal are preferred, please send payment, with a note of your address to

blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com

I hope you enjoy it.

Chris Gibson
Blue Envoy Press
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 01:26:12 am by CJGibson »

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2018, 01:36:11 am »
Order for a pair sent via paypal Chris  B)

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2018, 02:26:49 am »
Chris, are you going to be at Telford?

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2018, 02:41:08 am »
Hmm... 64 pages again, Chris?  ;D

Looks good.
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #56 on: October 15, 2018, 03:08:31 am »
Yeah, yeah. I spoil you boys. It was either that or make the images the size of a Rizla. Worth the extra money and the wait.

Might even break my own rule for my next one as well.

Chris
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #57 on: October 15, 2018, 03:16:01 am »
payment sent :)
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2018, 03:45:27 am »
I may be biased but I think 64 pages is a good length. Suitably chunky for the reader to get into and ample space explore a topic and show some good pictures at their best.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2018, 08:59:48 am »
All orders placed by 1600hrs have been posted.

Thanks for your continuing support

Chris and James

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2018, 11:16:51 am »
How does one order from the USA? I've just visited the Blue Envoy website but their listing of TAATH is not accompanied by either price or ordering instructions. I have a PayPal account, so all I require are ordering instructions and the money's on its way. Been looking forward to this title for some time. Thanks for the help!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2018, 11:48:06 pm »
All orders placed by 1600hrs have been posted.

Thanks for your continuing support

Chris and James

Thanks for the quick turn around, should have it on display on teh Project Cancelled SIG stand at Glasgow Model show this Saturday alongside some of the models inspired by it  B)

Cheers

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2018, 11:51:01 pm »
2 copies gleefully ordered! Christmas present for twin brother well and truly sorted :)

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2018, 12:24:53 am »
For the USA, the price is £11.95 + £7.10 = £19.05

Send payment via Paypal to blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com with your postal details and Chris will post it out.

Email Chris Gibson at blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com for more information if needed!
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2018, 03:38:32 am »
Thanks Paul,

Orders received up to 1100hrs will be despatched today (apart from Talos 888's as he's cheeky wee chappie*)

Unfortunately due to personal circs I won't be able to post any out for a couple days.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Chris

*A realist cheeky wee chappie
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2018, 04:59:19 am »
Thank you, Paul!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2018, 03:35:10 am »
Received my copy yesterday and have been reading it avidly since.
There is so much information in this slim volume that makes is a unique source.
My thanks is due particularly for finally having images of the evolution of the EH101 Merlin and a detailed account.
There is just so much in this book for the naval enthusiast.
Those of us who know the excellent contributions he makes on the Shipbucket site cannot be surprised, but this is a real treat.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2018, 07:58:38 am »
Chris, not to be a nag-bag but did you get my order? I did it through pay-pal but didn't receive a reply or acknowledgement. It's got to go to Canada - but I did pay the postage. :)

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2018, 09:28:44 am »
Fear not, it's on its way.

See the reply I posted on Monday. And Wednesday. And...

All orders placed by 0900 today have been posted.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2018, 02:07:13 pm »
My copy arrived yesterday, I've only had time for a cursory glance, but my first impressions echo what others have said here . . .


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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2018, 08:29:13 am »
Hello Chris,
Book arrived safe and sound. Thanks to you and James for taking the trouble to produce such 'good stuff'.
Cheers
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2018, 08:48:39 am »
Thanks, I am but the midwife, James is the man to congratulate.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2018, 02:57:11 am »
I am really happy that you are all enjoying the book, your kind words of congratulations are very encouraging.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2018, 03:31:44 am »
I received my copy yesterday. Excellent job, Mr Jackson!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2018, 09:59:56 am »
All orders received by 1600hrs today have been posted.

Has yours arrived yet Nick? You're my guinea pig for North America.

Chris

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2018, 04:10:26 pm »
Mine arrived today, with Air Staff and the Helicopter.  Both in excellent condition and fabulous reads.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #76 on: October 27, 2018, 08:12:14 am »
Mine, received too. Came fast and excellent condition. First impressions are great, nice art and superb text.

Congrats!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #77 on: October 27, 2018, 03:09:38 pm »
Astonishingly quick turnaround Chris - ordered my copy yesterday lunchtime and had it in my hands this morning!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2018, 03:30:24 am »
I'm glad you are all enjoying the book.

Sounds like Chris and the Royal Mail are doing a superb job.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2018, 06:01:54 am »
Received TAATH and TASATH together yesterday. Both are MUSTS within any respectable library of post-1945 UK air projects! Arrived in excellent condition -- and only nine days after placing the order (which had to cross the pond). James and Chris are both superb and I'd buy any other of their aviation titles! :)

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2018, 05:10:38 am »
I will be at IMPS Telford tomorrow.
So if any members are around, I'll be lurking near the Project Cancelled SIG tables and there will be an official book launch and signing with The Aviation Bookshop too.

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2018, 11:06:38 am »
Nice! Telfords seem to be passing with alarming swiftness since I last attended.
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2018, 12:04:51 pm »
Friday setup of the Project Cancelled group display, this years main theme being rotorcraft to tie in with James's recent book :)
...'excuse me mister, is that plane for real'...!!!

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2018, 03:09:38 pm »
I'm going . . .   ;D


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