Empire of the Clouds

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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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Empire of the Clouds

Empire of the Clouds

When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World

Faber2011

Hardback288pp Illustrated285x235mm

9780571278893     Product Code: 211840

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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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