Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire Flying-Boats

Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire Flying-Boats

by Phillip E. Sims

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781591079
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 01/19/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,140,915
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The late Phillip Sims joined the RAF in 1966 and always had a fascination with the history of aviation. This was his first book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Foreword viii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Setting the Scene 1

Chapter 2 The Raison d'Être 16

Chapter 3 Change and Progress 37

Chapter 4 A Worthy Airline 63

Chapter 5 Alternative Developments 118

Chapter 6 Eastward and Southward 139

Chapter 7 Bermuda and the Atlantic Conquered 172

Chapter 8 To Australia and Beyond 205

Chapter 9 Reith 217

Chapter 10 Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) 220

Chapter 11 Imperial at War 239

Chapter 12 The Far East and Australia 277

Chapter 13 New Zealand at War 303

Chapter 14 End of Empire 324

Bibliography 337

Appendix 1 The Imperial Airways IBOAC S.23 Flying-Boats 339

Appendix 2 The QANTAS Empire Airways S.23 Flying-Boats 341

Appendix 3 The Imperial Airways/BOAC S.30 Flying-Boats 342

Appendix 4 The Tasman Empire Airways Limited Flying-Boats 343

Appendix 5 Short S.33 Empire Flying-Boats 344

Appendix 6 Short Composite S.20 Maia and S.21 Mercury 345

Appendix 7 Short S.26 'G-class' Flying-Boats 346

Appendix 8 Maps 347

Index 350

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