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The Admiralty and the Helicopter - out Oct 2018
« on: June 01, 2017, 12:45:09 pm »
Afternoon Chaps,

New month, new season, new book.

James Jackson has been working on this for a while and should be available for Telford.

Chris




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 Admiraltyís 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 Armís 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 Armís helicopters have continually evolved to fulfil 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 ĎHoodí 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.
 
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Chris, James and Luciano
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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter - Due Nov 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 02:38:16 pm »
I shall keep some pennies aside for that at Telford then

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter - Due Q1 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 04:17:31 am »
After much delay due to various reasons and time for new research, my book The Admiralty and the Helicopter has now finally been published and will be available for IMPS Telford this year. I will also be around at Telford.

The book charts the development of the Admiraltyís 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 examined are the weapons deployed on these helicopters, including anti-submarine homing torpedoes and sea-skimming anti-ship missiles developed to equip the Fleet Air Armís helicopters.
There is quite a bit of unpublished material in the book and features photographs and line drawings, some of them done my myself.

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

Chris Gibson aims for next day delivery when he's at home or despatch at weekends when he's 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 he can get the postage cheaper, he will refund the difference.

Payments by Paypal are preferred, please send payment, with a note of your address to: blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com

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Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter - out Oct 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 04:42:31 am »
Well I have ordered mine and it should be in the post, so should have it at the Glasgow Model show this Saturday  :thumbsup:. Looking forward to reading it this week as its been a long time coming to get a book on the Royal navy Helicopter projects.

Project Cancelled SIG are in Hall 2 block B next to What-If.

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

So when not signing books or wandering round you'll probably be other with us lot at some stage  :mellow:

We should have the book on display and will have a few models based on the subject on display, although the book will only be available from authorised traders such as The Aviation Bookshop in its usual place on the Back Wall in Hall 1.
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