About this book
Paperback edition of the nostalgic and provocative look at the golden age of British aircraft, from the post-war jet age to the recent sad decline. In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft, from the Comet to the Vulcan and the Hawker Hunter. Captures the season of glory in a book that fuses the author's own memories of time with a realistic history of its decline. There will be sponsorship on the Military History Channel, and a major event at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Just what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post-war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut, and pilots were the rock stars of the age? In this book, the author fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane spotter with a ruefully realistic history of British decline - its loss of self confidence and power.
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