[BATTLE OF BRITAIN]. Bag the Hun! Prepared by direction of the Minister of Aircraft Production A. Rowlands. Promulgated by order of the Air Council [London], Air ministry April 1943, Reprinted, incorporating minor corrections, June, 1943.
Oblong 8vo. Original illustrated wrappers; pp. 48, printed and illustrated in red and black throughout, one range finder volvelle with rivet in the centre, transparent range finding aid in envelope pasted inside lower cover; margins of wrappers a little worn, otherwise good.
An extremely rare and naturally top secret survival. This beautifully designed practical handbook on how to shoot down enemy aircraft has the sub-title on the front cover Try this Series of Exercises and improve your Shooting, especially of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Two moving objects in the three-dimensional space at varying speed, accelleration, angles and flying in curves requires a lot of ad-hoc calculations, a difficult task bordering higher mathematics. This is made palatable here and aesthetically pleasing, even funny at times.
COPAC locates a single copy, at the National Aerospace Library.