British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft

The Golden Years 1945–1975

Malcolm V Lowe

It could be argued that the heyday of British military aircraft flight testing began in the 1940s, and continued throughout the three decades that followed, during the so-called Cold War period.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Contributor(s) :
Mark Rolfe, Neil Robinson, Martin Derry
Language:
English
Series :
FlightCraft
Illustration :
100 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526746719
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 11.5 X 9.25 inches
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In stock
$32.95

Overview
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It could be argued that the heyday of British military aircraft flight testing began in the 1940s, and continued throughout the three decades that followed, during the so-called Cold War period. As such, the authors have purposely chosen to focus on the first 30 years, The Golden Years, 1945 to 1975, from the end of World War Two until the mid-1970s. This was arguably the most exciting period with many wonderful and new types rubbing shoulders with wartime and immediate postwar designs that were utilized for development purposes, making for an eclectic mix of shapes and color schemes.

Alongside the technical aspects of military testing and development, are the many and varied color schemes and markings carried by the aircraft themselves – not only by the brand-new experimental designs, but by existing production machines, suitably modified, to greater or lesser degrees, to develop the technical advances in systems and weaponry.

Scores of different aircraft types are covered in
British Military Test & Evaluation Aircraft The Golden Years 1945 - 1975, with over 65 rarely seen contemporary photographs from private collections, and, differing slightly from previous Flight Craft book formats, over 50 pages of specially commissioned full color profiles and plan views, visually chronicling the diverse range of color schemes and markings applied to these fascinating airplanes.

Compiled by Neil Robinson and Martin Derry, who have authored several other Flight Craft books, with informative background text by well known aviation historian Malcolm V Lowe and superbly executed illustrations by Mark Rolfe. As with other books in the Flight Craft series, although published with aircraft modelers in mind, it is hoped that most aviation enthusiasts will find something of interest here too.

About The Author
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Neil Robinson has been involved in compiling, editing, assisting-in and writing about aviation-related books and publications for over 30 years and has brought a wealth of knowledge of the aircraft types and the colors that they flew in to enhance the Flight Craft series, having compiled and authored several books in the range. He has several more books under production and in preparation for future Flight Craft titles.

Martin Derry has been involved in compiling, editing, assisting-in and writing about aviation-related books and publications for over 30 years and has brought a wealth of knowledge of the aircraft types and the colors that they flew in to enhance the Flight Craft series, having compiled and authored several books in the range. He has several more books under production and in preparation for future FlightCraft titles.

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