to war in a stringbag is the extraordinary true story of commander charles lamb a pilot in the british navys fleet air arm who flew the fairey swordfish a sturdy robust multi seat naval aircraft that served a variety of roles in world war ii among them reconnaissance at sea and on land day or night convoy escort duties anti submarine searches and attacks torpedo and dive bombing . To war in a stringbag is a firsthand telling of british carrier aviation that testifies to the importance of some of those developments i think that one of the attractions of this book is the very british understated humour contained in it. Stringbag was a nickname for fairey swordfish a biplane which was outdated already when the war started and still performed unbelievably during the war it was so slow that the anti aircraft cannons had great difficulties hitting it being designed to shoot down much faster planes. Save to war in a stringbag to get e mail alerts and updates on your ebay feed items in search results to war in a stringbag charles lamb hc wwii naval aviation swordfish war in a stringbag time life wings of war by charles lamb pre owned 3999 or best offer 500 shipping. Stringbag was the nickname of the legendary fairey swordfish a seemingly obsolete biplane that was responsible for destroying a greater tonnage of enemy shipping than any other torpedo bomber during the war and which lamb flew into combat for more than two years
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