Bristol Britannia :: Charles Woodley

Bristol Britannia :: Charles Woodley soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

Ramsbury: The Crowood Press, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white profiles; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Cutaways;

From the cover: In the 1950s Britain still had an aircraft industry capable of producing designs with world-beating potential, and in that decade three revolutionary British airliners appeared: the de Havilland Comet, the Vickers Viscount and the Bristol Britannia. The Britannia was the worlds first long-range turboprop airliner, the first airliner capable of reliable non-stop transatlantic services in both directions, and, when it entered service, the worlds largest and quietest airliner. Its nickname, the whispering giant, was not a misnomer.

Unfortunately though, the Britannia would never fulfil its potential. Protracted technical problems …

In the Crowood Aviation series.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of age-toning to the margins.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¼” x 9″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Transport Air catalogue?


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