By Colin S Sinnott

This paintings examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requisites for its domestic defence air strength - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for combatants to supply direct defence of england. It discusses the administration methods, rules and judgements proper to operational necessities at the foundation of an in depth research of Air Ministry papers of the time. via tracing the improvement of operational requisites, the writer exposes the considering in the back of the RAF's quest for powerful fighter and bomber plane. He describes the information and ideas of air war that have been followed within the Nineteen Twenties, and exhibits how those developed into the Air Staff's necessities for the airplane which the RAF entered and fought in global struggle II.

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