Brew, Alec.


Putnam, 1st ed., 1993. 374 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small owner’s name & date to f.f.e.p., o/w FINE. Boulton & Paul began in World War I by building F.E.2 pusher biplanes and Sopwith Camel and Snipe single seat fighters, and then went on to make major contributions to aeronautical development particularly in the field of powered gun turret design. This book describes these contributions in great detail and emphasizes their pioneering work on metal structures, including the provision of the framework of the large rigid airship R101. The company also specialized in the design of agile high-performance twin-engined bombers. Their projects amounted to over 140 ! UNCOMMON.

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