British Aircraft Manufacturers Since 1909

Author(s): Peter G. Dancey 

ISBN: 9781781552292
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A comprehensive and exhaustive account of the fascinating British aircraft industry from 1909 to current day.
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British Aircraft Manufacturers Since 1909 traces one hundred years of the British aviation industry, its history, origins, mergers and takeovers. It details the evolution of the British aviation industry and is an epitaph to household famous names such as Armstrong-Whitworth, de Havilland, Chadwick, Claude-Graham White, Sopwith, A. V. Roe, Mitchell, Hawker, Handley Page, Petter and Fairey to name but a few. Of more recent times, the likes of Sidney Camm, Hooker and Hooper, all of whom, made VTOL more than just a dream, are also covered in astonishing and exhausting detail.

Of the major firms, most at some time or other have been absorbed, merged or reorganised to form a single conglomerate, BAe Systems and Rolls-Royce are chronicled from the outset to the mighty companies they are today. Only PBN-Britten Norman – who on several occasions escaped extinction due to financial difficulties – and Westland, now part of AgustaWestland, and Short Bros of Northern Ireland remain independent, although even the latter, are part of Canadian, Bombardier Co.

British Aircraft Manufacturers Since 1909 tells the complete and enthralling story of how Britain ruled the world in terms of manufacturing and aircraft design from nimble but fragile biplanes and majestic airliners that united the world to the advanced bombers and fighters of today.

BOOK ISBN 9781781552292
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 256 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 February 2014
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 214 black and white photographs

 

 






Peter G. Dancey began his career in aviation as a Boy Entrant with the RAF. Dancey is an established and critically acclaimed aviation author with a number of successful titles to his name. Dancey lives in Milton Keynes, England.

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