Comet! The World's First Jet Airliner

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The book features details lifted directly from enquiry and salvage reports, and offers a unique insight into the failures and tragedies that blighted the early days of development, laying down lessons that were ultimately to benefit later designs. The author met and interviewed Harry Povey, the De Havilland Production Manager and John Cunningham, the Comet test pilot who would be the first to experience flight at the helms of the iconic craft. Attention is also paid to the derivative Nimrod design, and the book features an interview that the author conducted with the aircraft commander of the last ever Nimrod operational flight
AUTHOR Graham Simons
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 288
ILLUSTRATIONS Black and white and colour photos
Product Code 92793AVI
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