Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Putnam, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;
From the cover: First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.
A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers Hampden and Halifax emerged to challenge Hitlers ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAFs long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.
This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the authors trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.
In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 664 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.