Charles Woodley - Bristol Britannia
Crowood Press | 2002 | ISBN: 1861265158 | 143 pages | PDF | 60.04 MB
This title charts the evolution and history of one of Britain's finest airliners and one of its greatest disappointments. Conceived soon after World War II, the Britannia was to be the largest, fastest, quietest and longest-range airliner of its day. Technical problems delayed the Britannia and by the time it entered service it had been rendered obsolete by the new generation of jets. But although it had a very short front-line service career, the Britannia became a stalwart of charter and cargo operators. With technical and design details, full coverage of its operational history, plus many previously unseen photographs, this book aims to be a tribute to a dream that never quite came true.