British Private Aircraft: The Re-awakening Years 1946-1970 Volume 1

British Private Aircraft: The Re-awakening Years 1946-1970 Volume 1


By (author) Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume


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  • Publisher: Mushroom Model Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 298mm x 26mm | 1,420g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2012
  • ISBN 10: 8361421467
  • ISBN 13: 9788361421467
  • Illustrations note: 472 b&w photos
  • Sales rank: 451,545

Product description

The author's previous two-volume history of British private aircraft between the wars is the seminal work on the topic. He has now extended the story into the post-war years, and describes the many changes and developments in the industry after 1945. From being a world leader in private light aircraft, the British industry struggled and ultimately failed to compete with the US and French industries. How and why this happened is described in detail by someone who was heavily involved in the industry, and suitable blame is apportioned between governments, financiers and designers! Volume 1 is profusely illustrated with photographs from the author's unrivalled collection, and 3-view plans of all significant aircraft.

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Arthur Ord-Hume is an aviation historian of great repute. A pilot, historian, enthusiast and aviation advocate, he has amassed an unmatched collection of photos, drawings, illustrations and ephemera for over 60 years.