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British Aircraft Corporation - A History

By Stephen Skinner

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ISBN: 9781847973184
PUBLISHED: 20/02/2012
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 244 colour photographs

The British Aircraft Corporation was formed from The Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric, Vickers-Armstrong and Hunting in 1960. In its short, seventeen-year, life, the British Aircraft Corporation built some of the most important aircraft and missiles of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond: its best-known products included the Jaguar and Tornado warplanes, Rapier missile and One-Eleven airliner. It was also responsible for the stillborn TSR2 strike aircraft, the 1965 cancellation of which remains controversial to this day. Most famously, the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic airliner came from the BAC stable.

BAC was subsumed into British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) in 1977, but many of its products remain in service to this day. This book tells their complete story.

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Latest Reviews
" Presented in the now familiar Crowood format by an accomplished modern-day aviation historian, in 13 well-structured and illustrated chapters of linked themes and product groupings, this new work is prodigiously researched and detailed. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Aerospace Professional - Royal Aeronautical Society

" This book carefully describes all the complex organisational changes at BAC and looks at the development of its many aircraft and missile programmes. It is an important contribution to the jigsaw of the British aviation industry. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Aviation World

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