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Bristol: an Aircraft Album

Bristol: an Aircraft Album

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{detailed description}Covering the fifty years of aircraft design and manufacture at Filton, this book takes an objective view of each type and evaluates the principal designs against their contemporaries and background events. New data casts fresh light on several of the famous names-Blenheim, Beaufort, Beaufighter, Freighter, Brabazon, the twin-rotor helicopters and Britannia-and among the illustrations are numerous rare and un-published photographs. A selection of project studies underlines the wealth of design expertise brought to bear in the West Country. Every Type number is listed, together with production totals and aircraft of other design built by Bristol. From this data the extraordinary range of aircraft designs emanating from Bristol can clearly be seen-trainers, light and heavy transports for the commercial and military markets, fighters, bombers and maritime reconnaissance aircraft, VTOL and STOL transport and fighter designs, variable-geometry and delta-wing projects, supersonic fighters and research aircraft, expendable and heavy long- range bombers, and eventually the definitive supersonic transport. Fittingly, the narrative ends with this supersonic civil transport aircraft series of studies which were to lead to the Concorde, produced in collaboration with the French aviation industry whose designs the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company was formed to produce in 1910.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by James D. Oughton
Published by Ian Allan 1973 1st edn. 128pp profusely illustrated 22x17
{condition}previous owner's stamp to front free end-paper, very good in d/j which is worn with some loss to front panel
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