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De Havilland Enterprises - A History

De Havilland Enterprises - A History
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR G.M. Simons
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 320
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
PRODUCT CODE 85175AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£18.99

Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland was one of the world's true pioneers of powered flight, a man as important to Britain in aviation terms as the Wright brothers were to America. From humble beginnings, he went on to develop some of the finest aircraft to see action during the First World War, before going on to create the illustrious company that bore his name. All of this began in his youth when, without experience, plans or instructions, he embarked on the ambitious task of not only building his very first flying machine, but also constructing the engine to power it. This book explores the influences and milestones of his early years before going on to examine his company, The De Havilland Aircraft Company Limited, in detail. Amongst the momentous machines that he had a hand in creating were the Gipsy Moth and Tiger Moth - two iconic aircraft types destined to set a variety of aviation records whilst being piloted by de Havilland himself.

LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR G.M. Simons
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 320
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
ISBN 9781399085175
PRODUCT CODE 85175AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£18.99