Hygate, Barrie.


Hemel Hempstead, 1st ed., 1990. 272 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. Nr.FINE. In this comprehensive book the author traces the development of British jet aircraft, from the E28/39 to the British Aerospace EAP in 1986, through an in-depth examination of experimental or prototype jets of the period. He covers the forty-one experiments which were built but failed to reach production, or which reached an advanced stage of construction. Built in secrecy, with stringent funding, these were the machines that opened new frontiers in flight research. The author describes in detail each aircraft’s developmental history, construction and its power plant. He concludes each description with a 3-view, original 1/72 scale drawing. Never before published in book form, these are the product of many years’ research and draughtsmanship. A very collectable item.

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