Adventurous Empires

    Adventurous Empires

    The Story of the Short Empire Flying-Boats

    Phillip E Sims

    Pen & Sword 2013

    Hardback 366pp Illustrated

    9781781591079   Product Code: 22503

    Designed to a specification for Imperial Airways, Short Brothers built 42 Empire flying boats in the late 1930s to carry mail, cargo and a few privileged passengers, in great luxury, to all parts of the Empire. Reassigned to war duties, the design was adapted to meet the new demands and saw action in the Norwegian and Mediterranean theatres in the 1940s. This book, first published in 2000, explores the history of the most successful flying-boat airliner ever built.

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