Supermarine Aircraft Since 1914 by C. F. Andrews & E. B. Morgan soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Putnam, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Plans;
From the cover: Supermarine, one of the great names in British aviation, was associated from its earliest days with flying boats and amphibians the Channel Type and Sea Eagle saw early airline service, and the Sea Lions initiated Supermarines association with the international Schneider Trophy contests.
The Spitfire, arguably one of the worlds best-known aeroplanes, owed its existence to Supermarines Schneider seaplane experience and the highly successful collaboration with Rolls Royce. After the war Supermarine played a major part in the development of jet aircraft for both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.
This title traces the companys entire development; beginning with the aircraft company founded at Woolston by Noel Pemberton-Billing and concludes with the Type 316-318 B. 12/36 Bomber. It is illustrated with some 300 photographs and with nearly 80 general arrangement drawings, which include some, hitherto unpublished projects.
Introduction by: Sir Peter Masefield
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 400 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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