Putnam, 1st ed., 1990. Xii + 318 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small, faint trace of owner's pencil name to f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. Farnborough's association with aeronautics and aviation goes back to the early years when the Balloon Factory designed and built balloons and airships for the military. Later, as the Royal Aircraft Factory, the team at Farnborough was responsible for a sequence of aeroplanes from 1911 to 1918. These included such celebrated types as the B.E.2 and R.E.8 reconnaissance aircraft, the F.E.2b fighter / bomber, and the S.E.5, one of the outstanding fighters from the First World War. Throughout this period, and subsequently as the Royal Aircraft Establishment, the institution has played a leading role in aeronautical research and development. This book presents the history and work of the Factory up to the time it ceased designing aeroplanes. All machines designed & built at Farnborough are described.