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British Aircraft Corporation: A History
     

British Aircraft Corporation: A History

by Stephen Skinner
 

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The British Aircraft Corporation was formed from The Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric, Vickers-Armstrong and Hunting in 1960. In its short, seventeen-year, life, the British Aircraft Corporation built some of the most important aircraft and missiles of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond: its best-known products included the Jaguar and Tornado warplanes, Rapier

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The British Aircraft Corporation was formed from The Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric, Vickers-Armstrong and Hunting in 1960. In its short, seventeen-year, life, the British Aircraft Corporation built some of the most important aircraft and missiles of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond: its best-known products included the Jaguar and Tornado warplanes, Rapier missile and One-Eleven airliner. It was also responsible for the stillborn TSR2 strike aircraft, the 1965 cancellation of which remains controversial to this day. Most famously, the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic airliner came from the BAC stable. BAC was subsumed into British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) in 1977, but many of its products remain in service to this day. This book tells their complete story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847974501
Publisher:
Crowood Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
28 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen Skinner's interest in aviation was sparked by watching the maiden flightof the BAC One-Eleven in 1963, and since then he has a maintained a very strong interest in the development of British aviation. This is his seventh aviation history book; he has also written a large number of articles, and reviews books regularly for the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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