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Special Series (Ian Allan)

The 'Special' series of monographs from Ian Allan were a spin-off from the highly successful 'At War' series. Each volume contained more than a dozen or so short chapters focusing on different aspects of the type's development and operational career, often looking at some of the lesser-known aspects. The illustrations comprised numerous b+w photos, printed to a large size, plus (in all but two of the series) a colour 3-view drawing and 2 or 3 pages of perspective colour drawings showing the variety of markings carried by the type.

The first three volumes in the series were about 0.5 inch (12 mm) shorter than the subsequent volumes, which were to full A4 size.

Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd, UK Language: English
64-96 pages, Hardback, A4 size, b+w photos, colour drawings.


Quick jump: 1 4 8


'Spitfire Special - New Light On An Historic Fighter'
by Ted Hooton
[ISBN 0 7110 0293 2, First published: April 1972]

68 pages, 4 pages colour drawings. Numerous reprints.

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'Wellington Special'
by Alec Lumsden
[ISBN 0 7110 0527 3, First published: Jan 1975]

96 pages, 4 pages colour drawings.

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'Hurricane Special'
by Maurice Allward
[ISBN 0 7110 0541 9, First published: Aug 1975]

64 pages, 4 pages colour drawings.

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'Beaufort Special'
by Bruce Robertson
[ISBN 0 7110 0667 9, First published: June 1976]

80 pages, 4 pages colour drawings.

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'Hampden Special'
by Chaz Bowyer
[ISBN 0 7110 0683 0, First published: Oct 1976]

64 pages, 4 pages colour drawings.

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'Swordfish Special'
by W.A. Harrison
[ISBN 0 7110 0742 X, First published: 1977]

80 pages, no colour drawings.
Reprint Oct 2000, ISBN 1 55068 052 8, Howell Press, with new cover.

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'Lysander Special'
by Bruce Robertson
[ISBN 0 7110 0764 0, First published: Jan 1978]

64 pages, no colour drawings.

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'Halifax Special'
by Bruce Robertson
[ISBN 0 7110 1920 7, First published: June 1990]

80 pages, colour drawings.

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