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The Quest for Speed

Air Racing and the Influence of the Schneider Trophy Contests 1913–31

Mike Roussel

The Schneider Trophy, a seaplane speed contest held between 1913 and 1931, played an important role in the development of aviation technology between the wars. Manufacturers from rival powers learnt from each other’s innovations and designers developed concepts that would shape the iconic fighters of the Second World War. This book examines each of the competitions and the aircraft entered for them and also assesses how Supermarine’s race-winning planes were developed into the Spitfire.
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  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 234x156mm
  • ISBN: 9780750967914
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Product code:
505170
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