British Light Aeroplanes Their Evolution, Development and Perfection 1920-1940
The two decades between the end of The Great War and the outbreak of The Second World War were the ‘golden age’ of the British light aeroplane. The first flying clubs were formed and there was a tremendous expansion of private flying. Alongside this was a rich flowering of light aircraft design and construction. Today we remember the Moth and the Hawk, but these were just two of a vast parade of aircraft that appeared. Also there were the home-builders and this book does not overlook their work and includes machines like the Worsell, Halton Meteor and Camsell alongside other designs like the Hinkler Ibis. This book contains details of no fewer than 250 different types of aircraft that were built.
Here also is the story of the evolution of the light aircraft engine. Above all there is an explanation as to why so many of these generally fine designs failed to make the grade and why, in the end, they were doomed to failure. Described by reviewers as ‘the definitive history’.
656 pages illustrated with 1,027 photographs, many of them never before seen, 98 multiview drawings. £70.00 plus post and packing.
ISBN 1 870384 76 8
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