Aircraft Museums of the United Kingdom

Aircraft Museums of the United Kingdom

Author: Frank E. Hitchens

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781785384516

Category: Transportation

Page: 189

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Aircraft Museums of the United Kingdom has been written for the aviation enthusiast with an interest in aircraft from the past. Aircraft range throughout the museums from 1909 up to recent years. Thirty-five museums are listed within this book and each is presented on its merits for the aircraft displayed. A brief description of each museum describes aircraft of special interest, museum presentation and lighting quality for photographing the aircraft. Also included is a list of aircraft held by each museum with over 300 photographs included, plus address and contact details for each museum. The aircraft museums are all part of the UK's aviation heritage to be preserved for the enjoyment of the present and future generations. All are worth a visit for their exhibits of aircraft from days gone by.

Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960

Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960

Author: Matthew R.H. Uttley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135282387

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 502

This study explains how Westland dominated British helicopter production and why government funding and support failed to generate competitive "all-British" alternatives. In doing so, the book evaluates broader historiographic assumptions about the purported "failure" of british aircraft procurement during the early post-war period and considers the scope and limitations of licensed production as a government-mandated procurement strategy.

Sixty Years of Airfix Models

Sixty Years of Airfix Models

Author: Jeremy Brook

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847979766

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 847

The best-known and most important manufacturer of plastic model kits in the UK, Airfix has been at the forefront of the industry since 1955 when the first Airfix aircraft kit appeared in UK branches of Woolworth's. The kits were made to a constant scale and covered a wide variety of subjects, from aircraft to birds and from tanks to dinosaurs. In 1981 the famous London-based company closed down and only the kits survived intact. For the next twenty-five years Airfix was run by Palitoy and later Humbrol, but suffered from a lack of investment. In 2006, Hornby Hobbies Ltd, the train and Scalextric manufacturer, bought the ailing company and transformed it. Money and resources were ploughed into the range, and today Airfix releases around twenty new kits per year, designed to an incredibly high standard. The old kits of the 1950s and 1960s are gradually being replaced by new state-of-the-art tooling, all bearing that most prestigious name - Airfix. Published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the first Airfix aircraft kit, Sixty Years of Airfix Models, tells the full story, year by year, of the company and its products. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs.of kits, box art and completed models.

When Britain Feared None

When Britain Feared None

Author: Manny Granillo


ISBN: 9781329482104

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 178

View: 407

WHEN BRITAIN FEARED NONE covers the organizational structures of the British Army from 1940 to 1945 at the Divisional level. Covering most combat organizational configurations, WHEN BRITAIN FEARED NONE allows gamers and historians to get a handle of how the British Army structured themselves to win the war with Territorial, Commonwealth and Dominian forces. Covers Airborne, Artillery, Armored formations & more! Breaks down the command structures into their respective parts Aides in understanding the rapidly changing organizations Vehicle and Aircraft lists Combat Analysis of actual historical performance Period strategies and commentary from the front An overview of all the Major nations that contributed to the war effort! Complete Scenarios included Extensive Orders of Battle for certain Theaters to aide in scenario creation

Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two

Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two

Author: Don Berliner

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848842656

Category: Aeronautical museums

Page: 161

View: 838

This is a guide to the existing WWII aircraft to be found in aviation museums throughout the world. Each DPS contains a colour photo of an example of the aircraft as viewed in an aviation museum, examples of different marks and a textual resume of the type with statistics.

Empire of the Clouds

Empire of the Clouds

Author: James Hamilton-Paterson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571271733

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 975

In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft - a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. And what aircraft they were. The sleek Comet, the first jet airliner. The awesome delta-winged Vulcan, an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter. The Hawker Hunter, the most beautiful fighter-jet ever built and the Lightning, which could zoom ten miles above the clouds in a couple of minutes and whose pilots rated flying it as better than sex. How did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country? What became of the great industry of de Havilland or Handley Page? And what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post-war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut, and pilots were the rock stars of the age? James Hamilton-Paterson captures that season of glory in a compelling book that fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane spotter with a ruefully realistic history of British decline - its loss of self confidence and power. It is the story of great and charismatic machines and the men who flew them: heroes such as Bill Waterton, Neville Duke, John Derry and Bill Beaumont who took inconceivable risks, so that we could fly without a second thought.






Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 459

The ninth issue of Aces High magazine deals with a very special subject that had never received such extensive coverage before: modelling the military helicopters. Our contributors had again prepared a number of interesting articles, revealing dozens of tips and tricks that will help you to deal with various problems that you may possibly encounter during various stages of your own builds.