Avro

The History of an Aircraft Company

Avro  The History of an Aircraft Company
$34.95
Author:
Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781861266514
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

The story of A.V. Roe and company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only three years after man's first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain's pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable airplanes, Avro's greatest achievements were two bombers - the Lancaster and the Vulcan, which captivate public imagination to this day. World-renowned Avro expert Harry Holmes has written the complete history of this much-loved manufacturer, from the earliest years to the recent revival of the Avro name by BAe. First published in 1994, µAvro - The History of an Aircraft Company' has been updated and completely re-illustrated for this new edition, which deserves a place on the bookshelf of everyone interested in British aviation.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781861266514
Illustrations: B&W Ill: 170
Size: 7.75 in x 10 in x 0.625 in / 196.85 mm x 254 mm x 15.875 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Seeds of a Juggernaut: The Boeing Company
Frequent fliers hear it time and time again. Their captains welcome them aboard “our beautiful Boeing 747 to (insert destination),” or some variation of this. A child may ask a parent, “What does ‘Boeing’ mean?” and a likely response is that it’s the name of the type of commercial jet they’re on. In fact, the plane ...
Read More >
The Fury of the Whale
Remember reading Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s tale of a devil of a whale versus Ahab, the captain of Pequod? Ahab sought revenge on the white whale, which had destroyed his previous ship and severed the captain’s leg at the knee. Well, that great American novel is based on events that actually happened back in early nineteenth century whaling days, which are ...
Read More >
Know Your Knots
Do you know your knots? When it comes to rope skills—even standard tasks like tying a kayak to the car, suspending a tarp above your campsite, or just joining two ropes together—your chain is only as strong as your weakest link…er, your rope is only as secure as your knot. Thanks to the wisdom-packed, sustainable-living-focused, ...
Read More >
See More Posts