British Aircraft Corporation: A History (Crowood Aviation)

British Aircraft Corporation: A History (Crowood Aviation)

By: Stephen Skinner (author)Hardback

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The British Aircraft Corporation was formed from The Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric, Vickers-Armstrong and Hunting in 1960. In its short, seventeen-year, life, the British Aircraft Corporation built some of the most important aircraft and missiles of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond: its best-known products included the Jaguar and Tornado warplanes, Rapier missile and One-Eleven airliner. It was also responsible for the stillborn TSR2 strike aircraft, the 1965 cancellation of which remain controversial to this day. Most famously, the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic airliner came from the BAC stable.

About Author

Stephen Skinner's interest in aviation was sparked by watching the maiden flightof the BAC One-Eleven in 1963, and since then he has a maintained a very strong interest in the development of British aviation. This is his seventh aviation history book; he has also written a large number of articles, and reviews books regularly for the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847973184
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781847973184
  • weight: 957
  • ISBN10: 1847973183

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