Nimrod : The Centenarian Aircraft

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For the first time, this book traces the complete history of the world's first jet airliner, and how this aircraft was developed from the civil airliner the Comet into a succession of military aircraft named Nimrod, which has been the RAF's primary Maritime Patrol Aircraft since the 1970s. It includes much previously unpublished data, including information on a remarkable Nimrod version that was unfortunately abandoned, and a version that was previously kept secret. Written by highly respected aviation expert Bill Gunston, "Nimrod: The Centenarian Aircraft" includes cutaway drawings for each aircraft, detailed numerical data, and is the first publication to record dangerous problems with a vitally important RAF more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 168 x 246 x 12mm | 421.84g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752452703
  • 9780752452708
  • 1,340,747

About Bill Gunston

Bill Gunston is one of the most internationally published and respected military and aviation writers, with 380 published works. Bill was an RAF pilot from 1945-48 and went on to become technical editor of Flight, technology editor of Science Journal and editor of 'Jane's Aero-Engines'. His works published by The History Press include: The World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers, The World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines and The Development of Jet and Turbo Aero. He lives in more

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