Mason, Francis K.


Putnam, 1st ed., 1961. 475 pp., frontis., + numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. This book traces the history of the Hawker Company from its foundation by Tom Sopwith in 1920 and then examines each distinct Hawker aircraft type ever flown, with photographs and three-view drawings. Production data and service allocation of individual aircraft are fully recorded. Appendices further detail unfinished projects and Hawker test pilots. Over 380 photographs complement this unique record of a famous firm's output. This Putnam title was the first in the widely acclaimed series to present the whole output of the great British aircraft manufacturers.

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