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In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the ground at a grass airfield 4 miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was the start of a revolution in air travel, military and civilian. During the 1940s Britain's first-ever jet aircraft, the world's first jet fighter in squadron service and the first jet to hold the world air-speed record were all designed, built and flown in the Gloucester and Cheltenham area. The story of Frank Whittle's invention and dogged development of the jet engine is well known. But the account of how his invention was put into the air has never been fully told. This book tells the story of how the men and women of north Gloucestershire made Whittle's engine fly.
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Tim Kershaw is a former chairman of the Jet Age Museum (the museum is currently without a permanent home), but is based in Gloucester. He worked in technical publicity for GEC, Johnson Mathey and Plessy, moved to corporate PR in the city and then decided on a radical career change to become a professional architectural model maker. He lives near Tewkesbury.
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Book Description Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud, 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. x + 150pp, index, bibliography, appendices, fully illustrated with photographs and drawings, illustrated endpapers. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in (closed short edge tear, to be supplied in removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Excellent reference for the aviation modeller. Scarce, Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 018974
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Book Description Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Hardcover in dustwrapper. x, 150 pages Well illustrated with photograps, technical diagrams etc. 8 X 10.5 inches. Near fine book in a near fine dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 007463
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Book Description Sutton, UK, 2004. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Excellent and well illus study of the E28/39. pp150. Plans. Seems unread. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 011834
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