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
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
IMAGE: B2940.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y5ha7dfm LINKS: 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.