Now remarkably in its 27th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relicshas been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike.
Author: Ken Ellis
Now remarkably in its 27th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relicshas been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike. It is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles. With in-depth coverage of more than 700 locations across the UK and Ireland, it charts over 5,000 aircraft including their potted histories, build and arrival dates. Wrecks & Relicsis the only publication required to discover the incredible aeronautical treasures found across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. It provides a trusted, comprehensive rundown of museums and their exhibits - static or flying - workshops, military 'gate guardians', stored and instructional airframes. It also reveals redundant airframes being used for the most unlikely of purposes, including for 'glamping' and at paint-ball sites. Each edition is profusely illustrated with both color and black and white photographs and is fully indexed easing a search of where to go over the weekend, or where to find an extant example of a favorite aircraft. Whether it travels in the car or sits on the bookshelf Wrecks & Relicswill prove to be a vital and faithful companion to the aviation heritage of the British Isles which will be referred to again and again.
Expanded and completely revised, the 24th edition of Wrecks & Relics provides even more details on a vast array of aircraft including their build and retirement dates.
Author: Ken Ellis
Publisher: Crecy Pub
"Wrecks & Relics" provides all that is needed to discover the aeronautical treasures of the British Isles. A comprehensive touring guide, "Wrecks & Relics" has developed an enviable reputation as the answer for those with an interest in museums, warbirds, military and civil relics. It is a trusted companion to curators, restorers, operators and enthusiasts alike. Expanded and completely revised, the 24th edition provides even more details on a vast array of aircraft including their build and retirement dates. It now highlights how long exhibits have been with museums and major collections. Covering more than 750 locations, "Wrecks & Relics" is indispensable: giving the inside story on attractions large and small, including exhibits, locations, opening times, contact points and much more. Over 700 types and over 5,000 aircraft are detailed, including potted histories, helpful comments and over 190 color illustrations. Warbirds, classic and vintage, out‐of‐service propliners and jets, modern military hardware, restoration projects, replicas, derelicts and 'long forgotten' oddities are all here. For over 50 years, "Wrecks & Relics" has led the way as the only reference you'll need.
All this and more is packed into the book's easy-to-use, portable and user-friendly format. The vital touring guide to the aviation museums, warbirds, collections and relics of the British Isles.
Author: Ken Ellis
This must-have touring guide and trusted reference source to the aviation museums, warbirds, collections and relics in the British Isles has been in constant demand for over five decades. Now in its 26th edition, Wrecks & Relicsis regarded as all that's needed to discover the incredible aeronautical treasures and the aviation heritage of these islands. County-by-county coverage features over 700 locations and includes details of more than 5,000 aircraft, including service use, build and arrival dates. The highlights, changes and trends of Britain's aviation heritage are related in depth, making Wrecks & Relicsthe faithful companion of enthusiasts, operators, and curators alike. With extended photographic coverage, Wrecks & Relicsis the comprehensive rundown of museums and their exhibits, warbird operators, restoration workshops, military 'gate guardians', stored and instructional airframes and redundant aircraft being used for the most unlikely of purposes. All this and more is packed into the book's easy-to-use, portable and user-friendly format.
Many of the photographs in this book were taken by advancing Allied troops in North Africa and Europe from 1942 onwards, others show aircraft shot down over England or come from Germany after the collapse of the Third Reich.
Author: Brett Green
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Photos of aircraft scrap heaps, or "graveyards", taken by advancing Allied troops in North Africa and Europe from 1942 onwards, is a subject of proven popularity with aircraft enthusiasts and modelers. These scrap heaps often contained rare mixes of aircraft bearing unit markings and schemes not seen in more conventional and well-known views. Sometimes these photos serve to disprove previous theories. Where possible, this book provides before and after photos of the aircraft featured, showing it in service as well as in its "graveyard" condition. Aircraft covered in this book include all types – fighters, bombers, nightfighters, transports, and maritime aircraft, and some of hte photos feature aircraft shot down over British soil, particularly during the Battle of Britain. Many of the book's photos also come from the period following the defeat of the Third Reich.