621 pages. Extensively illustrated. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: British Aviation: The Great War and ...
Publisher: Putnam (1969)
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Longman, UK, 1811. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Ed. pp.xxiv.359.ad. 5 folding charts [very good], plus pp12 of ads. Modern rebinding. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009530
Book Description Putnam, 1969. First edition. Bookplate & owner's name on front free end paper; binding tight; dust jacket a little worn & slack, with short tears in edges Used - Good. VG hardback in Good dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS219428I
Book Description Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1969. Hardcover in dust jacket, 6 x 9, VG/Fair only ( dj has heavy wear and chipping & prev. owners name stamp on rear end paper), glossy page stock, 621 pages, hundreds of rare illustrations.-------------------------------During the First World War Britain was faced with the problem of converting the activities of the aviation pioneers into a major industry producing tens of thousands of aircraft to meet the urgent requirements of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service and, subsequently, the newly-formed Royal Air Force.In this work Harald Penrose traces in great detail this dramatic story and displays it against a background of devastating war, almost equally devastating politics, and revolutionary social change. He describes the design, development and production of some of the world's best known aircraft such as the Sopwith Pup and Camel, the S.E.5a, the Bristol Fighter, the D.H.9A, the great twin-engined Handley Page 0/100 bomber, the Short and Fairey seaplanes, as well as some of the less known and even bizarre types.------------------------------------------------Equally important is his coverage of the trials involved in producing suitable engines, for, in general, the rate of aircraft development was strictly controlled by the availability of sufficiently powerful and reliable engines.Having built a vast industry during the years of war, the great figures of British aviation were faced, when peace came, with the problem of survival. Penrose tells of their efforts, which included publicity flights and first tentative steps in building a civil air transport system, and it was only because they succeeded that Britain withstood the attacks of the Luftwaffe in 1940. Bookseller Inventory # 37209
Book Description The Bodley Head Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0370001281
Book Description The Bodley Head Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110370001281