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Putnam, 1st ed., 1988. Ix + 350 pp., frontis., + numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. Saunders-Roe, or Saro, is best remembered for its very large SR.45 Princess flying-boats. Less well known is that the company's origins go back over 150 years, that it made major contributions to the design and construction of boats and marine aircraft hulls, was involved in rotating wing and rocket development, and played a major role in the development of the hovercraft. The author traces the entire development of Saunders and Saro, giving details of all production, and reviews some unbuilt projects. Details are given of Spartan aircraft as Saunders-Roe took over production in 1933. Fine Copy of an Uncommon title.

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