Qantas and the Empire Flying Boat

David Crotty

Qantas Short Empire flying boats navigated a tumultuous period for commercial aviation. They flew part of the Imperial Airways route, introducing a new level of luxury. However, war brought them onto the front line. With over 160 photos, this book details the history of the Empire flying boats as they went from luxury carriers to military service.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
Over 160 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913870379
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 6.61 X 9.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$29.95
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Overview
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Between 1938 and 1948, Qantas Short Empire flying boats navigated a dramatic and dangerous period for commercial aviation. They flew the Singapore–Sydney section of the prewar Imperial Airways UK–Australia air route, introducing a new level of luxury travel to the route. However, the outbreak of war cut short this brief glamorous time and brought the Qantas boats increasingly onto the front line. Containing over 160 stunning illustrations, many previously unpublished, this book details the history of the Empire flying boats as they went from luxurious carriers to military service in roles that included the resupply and evacuation of Allied military forces.

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