The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

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Written in 1956 but still relevant and throught-provoking today, this book is an absolute revelation on test flying with the British aircraft organisations and manufacturers in the 1950s. Written with refreshing frankness and truth - which allegedly finally cost him his job at the "Daily Express" - this account details what really went on behind the scenes in the defence world. Waterton pulls no punches in recounting the non-cooperation of civil servants in improving/altering recognised faults (often minor) when developing aircraft - to the cost of lives lost. This is an astonishing insight into the workings of the British aircraft industry.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 30mm | 381.02g
  • GRUB STREET
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • b/w photos
  • 1908117273
  • 9781908117274
  • 218,756