(1st ed., 1948). 78 pp., numerous photo-plates. Boards ; 22 x 28cm. Front hinge tender o/w V.G. Published shortly after World War II this is the story of the firm of Vickers-Armstrong in aviation history. It describes the faith of private enterprise, the outstanding contributions of British research in design, the skill of British craftsmanship and the supreme courage of those who tested new machines, undertook pioneer flights all over the world and won supremacy in two world wars. Superb photographs depict the wide range of aircraft produced from airships to jets.