Empire of the Clouds

    Empire of the Clouds

    When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World

    James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber 2011

    Paperback 304pp Illustrated

    9780571247950   Product Code: 21782

    In 1945 Britain was the world's leading builder of jet aircraft and in the decade that followed, produced planes such as the Comet, Vulcan, Hawker Hunter and Lightning; but by the early 1960s aviation companies such as Avro and Vickers were either gone or struggling. This book fuses the author's memories of British aviation's heyday with tales of the legendary aircraft and test pilots and a rueful history of Britain's loss of self-confidence and power. Special illustrated edition.

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