Boulton Paul Aircraft Since 1915 by Alec Brew soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: A Boulton Paul Sidestrand of 101 Squadron in mock combat with a Siskin of 19 Squadron at the 1929 Hendon Air Display. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Plans;
From the cover: Boulton & Paul (later Boulton Paul) entered the aircraft industry during the First World War by building F. E. 2 pusher biplanes and Sopwith Camel and Snipe single-seat fighters, and then went on to make major contributions to aeronautical development particularly in the field of powered gun turret design. This book describes these contributions in great detail and emphasises Boulton Pauls pioneering work on metal structures, including the provision of the framework of the large rigid airship R101.
Three-quarters of the Boulton Paul production was made up of various models of the Defiant turret fighter and it was in the field of powered gun turret design that Boulton Paul excelled. The company also specialised in the design of agile high performance twin-engined bombers and the Sidestrand and Overstrand are the best-known. Biplanes for Imperial Airways, the Balliol trainer and, later, delta-winged research aeroplanes were built. Projects amounted to more than 140.
Apart from aircraft and gun turrets much experimental work was done on powered controls and the present Dowty Boulton Paul continues this work.
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 374 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.