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Gloster Aircraft Since 1917
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bodley Head
Publication date June 1, 1971
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780370000848
ISBN-10 0370000846
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Although most renowned for its series of seaplane racers for the Schneider Trophy Contests and for fighters like the Gamecock and the Gladiator, the Gloster Aircraft Company ran the gamut of design ingenuity, even though no type was ordered into quantity production. The company was chosen to produce Britain's first jet aircraft, the E28/39 and followed its success with the ubiquitous Meteor and the all weather, missile-carrying Javelin, of which some 4000 were built.

This updated edition of of Gloster Aircraft since 1917 describes the company's formation and development in the face of a diminishing need for military aircraft and provides some fascinating insights into the manner to which it struggled to surmount the engineering and financial problems of the four decades of its existence before succumbing to the economic and political pressures of the post 1957 Defence White Paper era. Each chapter in this book covers a specific airplane, discussing its construction, development and operational history and comprehensive appendices give year by year production figures, UK and export sales, air racing successes and record achievements.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Fonthill Media (March 19, 2016)
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from Putnam Aeronautical Books (October 30, 2004)
9780851778075 | details & prices | 398 pages | List price $44.95
About: Traces the history of the aircraft company and discusses the development of each model aircraft.
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from Bodley Head (June 1, 1971)
9780370000848 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Although most renowned for its series of seaplane racers for the Schneider Trophy Contests and for fighters like the Gamecock and the Gladiator, the Gloster Aircraft Company ran the gamut of design ingenuity, even though no type was ordered into quantity production.

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