British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft, The Golden Years 1945-1975

The FlightCraft series has proved extremely popular with model makers and engineers, but is attracting a growing readership because it covers subjects in visual detail not usually available. This series addition is described as ‘Special’ rather than carrying a series number. It is special tribute to the Golden Years 1945-1975 – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft, The Golden Years 1945-1975
FILE: R2940
AUTHOR: Malcolm V Lowe, illustrated Mark Rolfe, Complies Neil Robinson, 
Martin Derry
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword, FlightCraft
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 72
PRICE: £16.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: World War Two, World War 2, World War II, WWII, Second World War, 
Cold War, Korean War, fighters, helicopters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft,
experimental aircraft, managed decline, test establishments, test beds, VTOL, 
STOVL, STOL

ISBN: 978-1-5267-4671-9

IMAGE: B2940.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The FlightCraft series has proved extremely popular with model 
makers and engineers, but is attracting a growing readership because it covers 
subjects in visual detail not usually available. This series addition is described as 
'Special' rather than carrying a series number. It is special tribute to the Golden 
Years 1945-1975 –   Very Highly Recommended

The British emerged from WWII with the economy in tatters, large numbers of 
young military personnel returning to a world they had largely forgotten and a 
political class that thought it had to undertake managed decline by rushing away 
from Empire and its responsibilities. One of the exceptions was the aircraft industry 
with its large numbers of companies and rich development environment that was 
critically ahead of the world. The politicians, having found something that still 
worked, immediately set out to fix it and the result was a series of shotgun marriages,
a host of under-funded and abandoned projects, with the design initiative passing to 
other countries. It was a world class political and economic shambles.

This book eloquently sets out this rich and neglected resource. Younger readers, and 
that means anyone younger than their mid-forties, may be amazed at the rich and 
innovative diversity that was British post war aviation. There will be aircraft models 
and versions that will be unknown and manufacturers that have not been heard of. 
As Britain prepares to become once more a leading sovereign nation there are so 
many lessons to be learned and opportunities to be seized.

The presentation and artwork is of the highest quality. There are just so many subjects 
that are worthy of the modellers attention and which will make impressive and rare 
facsimiles.

The other great news is that the innovative spirit is still strong in Great Britain and 
only requires entrepreneurs of vision and politicians who want to serve the voters 
rather than line their pockets.