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Comet! The World's First Jet Airliner  9781526726773


Comet! The World's First Jet Airliner (Pen & Sword 9781526726773)

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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Airliners Jet
ISBN/Box:9781526726773
Publisher/Brand:Pen & Sword
Author:Graham Simons
No. Pages:288
Version:sb
Language:English
Availability:In stock

This product was added to our database on Monday 17 December 2018.


Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Airliners Jet, ISBN/Box 9781526726773, Publisher/Brand Pen & Sword, Author Graham Simons, No. Pages 288, Version sb, Language English

This new volume from the respected and well-regarded aviation historian and author Graham M. Simons is sure to appeal to all aviation enthusiasts, including as it does a wide array of historical sources and archival information drawn together into one consolidated and definitive volume.

Extensively illustrated throughout, the book features details lifted directly from enquiry and salvage reports. It offers a unique insight into the failures and tragedies that blighted the early days of the Comet's development, laying down lessons that were ultimately to benefit later designs. As part of his research into the book, the author interviewed John Cunningham, the Comet test pilot who was the first to experience flight at the helm of this iconic craft. He was also given access to materials belonging to Harry Povey, the DeHavilland Production Manager. Insights gained from these two sources add a deep level of authenticity to the narrative and a more personalised account of the proceedings.

Attention is also paid to the derivative Nimrod design, and the book includes details drawn from an interview conducted with the aircraft commander of the last ever Nimrod operational flight. Interviews of this kind are supplemented by the author's own narrative, setting personal experience within historical context and exploring the themes and topics that the interviews evoke.



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