The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

By: William Arthur Waterton (author)Hardback

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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.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781908117274
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781908117274
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1908117273

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