Joseph Smith (Aircraft Designer)

Joseph Smith (Aircraft Designer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph ("Joe") Smith CBE (25 May 1897 - 20 February 1956) was an English aircraft designer who took over as Chief Designer for Supermarine's upon the death of R. J. Mitchell and led the team responsible for the subsequent development of the Supermarine Spitfire. Joseph Smith was educated at Yardley secondary school and Birmingham Municipal Technical School, he served an apprenticeship with the Austin Motor Company and was then given a position of junior draughtsman in the aircraft department. In 1921 he moved to Vickers-Armstrongs as a senior draughtsman, becoming chief draughtsman five years later.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134997145
  • 9786134997140