Tapper, Oliver.


. Putnam, 1st ed., 1973. Vii + 390 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small owner’s name to top corner of f.f.e.p. ; d.j., price-clipped ; small mark to lower edge o/w V.G.+ The great shipbuilding and engineering firm of Armstrong Whitworth first became concerned with aircraft in 1913 and this book describes the little-known facts behind its transfer from Newcastle to Coventry in 1919. The main purpose of the book however is to describe in detail the great variety of aircraft which bore the Armstrong Whitworth name from the F.K.8 biplane of 1916, to the Whitley bomber of World War II, to peacetime planes of the RAF, to the company’s passenger transports. Also included are some lesser-known oddities and the company’s airship activities.

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