Airlife 2003, first edition, Fine/Fine condition, hard bound in dust jacket, 9 x 11, glossy page stock, 246 pages, massively illustrated in B&W and color.--------------------From the inception on of the RAF in 1918 the new service developed traditions fast. In particular, its squadrons assumed a combination of heraldic devices and colourful markings with which to identify machines and inspire men.With the potential onset of war in 1938, the very public and well-known unit markings were replaced by two-letter codes, designed to confuse the enemy. Through the uneasy period leading to the formal declaration of war, these codes became well-known locally and there was a second set for application with the onset of war; in the event these were, perhaps surprisingly, applied from 24 August 1939, a good week in advance of the formal declaration.As the war progressed the unit codes expanded to incorporate numerals and the system was extended to the USAAF and Commonwealth and Allied units. But to preserve secrecy, the codes were only ever described and listed in a series of top-secret documents and each new edition required destruction of the previous one. Hence, there appears to be no surviving official record of unit codes allocated through World War II.-----------------------------------Compiling a list of codes has thus been a major piece of detective work that the authors have tackled with relish, building on the work of earlier researchers. Listed and described in detail are the air force unit codes applied by the RAF, Commonwealth and Allies throughout the war, including the USAAF and US Army light aviation units. In addition some Commonwealth and European air forces continued the practice for some time after the war, while the RAF used many variants in the post-war years; indeed the RAF still uses a limited form of single-letter unit identifiers. All of these types of unit codes are described and listed in what is destined to become the definitive work on the subject. N° de ref. de la librería
Reseña del editor: In 1938, with war looming, the RAF needed to introduce fresh security measures to protect its squadrons. Squadron markings were replaced by new two-letter unit codes which were applied to operational aircraft to help controllers but to confuse the enemy. Through the course of the war the system extended to Commonwealth and Allied air forces, including the USAAF. The system continued post-war and in a modified form is still in use today. Because of the need for secrecy the orders promulgating these codes were destroyed each time they were superseded and no official list exists. Through careful detective work the authors have produced, for the first time, a near-complete record of Allied unit codes.
Título: COMBAT CODES - A Full Explanation and ...
Descripción Airlife, 2003. Hardback. Condición: Fair. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 2003. Fair condition in a very good dustwrapper. A full explanation and listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied air force unit codes since 1938. Large format. Colour and b/w photos. Corners severely bumped. Front joint partially broken, with paper of front pastedown torn. Binding of main contents remains quite firm despite the movement of front board. Wrapper has a few nicks and chips, creased at bumped corners. A very good reading copy with excellent content despite the damage which appears to be the result of the book being dropped at some point. [S]. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1706796
Descripción Airlife, 2003., 2003. Hardcover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st. 1st ed. 243p. Photos. Some Color. Oversize. Jacket priced. Fine/Near Fine copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 77-1533
Descripción The Crowood Press UK, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Publisher's hardback in better than very good condition: firm and square, no scuffs, no cracks. Complete with original dustjacket bright and crisp, not showing any tears or chips. Contents tight and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in very presentable condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: 090431
Descripción The Crowood Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: New. New Hard cover in dust jacket.Â NEW! Oversized. Clean text -- NO writing, NO highlighting to text.Â Fine condition. Oversized.Â Clean text -- NO writing, NO highlighting to text.ÂPLEASE NOTE: Domestic US media (standard) US orders ONLY.Â NO international orders. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000106958
Descripción Airlife, Shrewsbury, UK, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. 246 pp., illus., several in color, some wrinkling and very short tears to top of dust jacket spine, otherwise vg cond dust jacket, jacket now in clear mylar protector. Nº de ref. del artículo: 021398
Descripción The Crowood Press UK, 2003. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M1840372818
Descripción The Crowood Press 2003-05-11, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: good. 1840372818. Nº de ref. del artículo: 691622
Descripción The Crowood Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX1840372818
Descripción The Crowood Press UK, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: P021840372818
Descripción The Crowood Press UK, 2003. Hardcover. Condición: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: P011840372818