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Bristol Britannia

By Charles Withers

ISBN: 9781861265159
PUBLISHED: July 2002
PAGES: 152
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 150 b&w 8-page col sec + artworks

Bristol Britannia charts the evolution and history of one of Britains finest airliners and one of its greatest disappointments. Conceived soon after WW2, the Britannia was to be the largest, fastest quietest and longest-range airline 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.

Although it had a very short front-line service career, the Britannia became a stalwart of charter and cargo operators and is remembered fondly by thousands of passengers and crew.

With technical and design details, full coverage of its operational history, plus many previously unseen photographs, Bristol Britannia is a fitting tribute to a dream that never quite came true.

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