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Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire Flying Boats

Sims, Phillip E

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ISBN 10: 1840371307 / ISBN 13: 9781840371307
Published by Airlife / Encland 2000, 2000
Hardcover
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First Edition, 1st Printing Oversized Hardcover. Book, 256 pp Excellent condition. Excellent condition dust jacket. ISBN: 1840371307. Bookseller Inventory # E1146623

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Title: Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short ...

Publisher: Airlife / Encland 2000

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is a story from a bygone age, recalling the most successful flying-boat airliner ever built. Designed to a specification for Imperial Airways, then Britain's national airline, it carried passengers, and more importantly, mail throughout the British Empire. Short Brothers built forty-two Empire Flying-boats at their factory in Rochester during the late 1930s. When compared with other aircraft of that era, they were extremely large and luxurious and even by today's standards passengers were handsomely catered to with ample space to exercise or relax during the many airborne hours. Imperial Airways were extending their route network to the furthest outposts of the British Empire. It was a steep learning curve for all concerned with those early pioneering flights when long-distance flights were measured in days rather than hours. This is the tale of the realization of a dream and the efforts of those who made it possible. Alas the world moved on, at a pace accelerated by the Second World War, and the flying-boat was forced from the air routes. No more will adventurous Empires grace the skies.

About the Author:

The late Phillip Sims joined the RAF in 1966 and always had a fascination with the history of aviation. This was his first book.

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