Putnam, rep., 1989. X + 593 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. Newspaper cutting tipped-in. This work describes in detail the aircraft designed and built by Vickers since the time when the great armaments and shipbuilding firm was asked to construct a naval rigid airship. It recalls the Gunbus and then the Vimy that made the first non-stop aeroplane crossing of the North Atlantic and the first flight between England and Australia. Of special interest are the detailed descriptions of the well-known and little-known designs of the inter-war period. The story of the Wellington, the company’s most famous wartime aircraft, is detailed and it includes full production lists. Previously unpublished projects have been added to this edition and data and photographs updated.