Lost Aviation Collections of Britain  [9780859791595]

Lost Aviation Collections of Britain
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Date Added: Thursday 26. January, 2012
CELEBRATING THE 50th anniversary of the biennial Wrecks and Relics, this special edition covers many collections which have closed. How many times have we wondered what happened to an aircraft, remembered perhaps as having been seen at Skyfame, Southend or Warbirds of Great Britain? Now we can see where they went.

It begins with "Horseless Carriages the Nash Collection 1934 to 1953", has 27 chapters covering locations and is copiously illustrated in monochrome and colour. Quite a lot of the aircraft have survived, some here and others abroad, although there have been some unfortunate losses due to accidents etc. Scattered through the pages are ones that got away, such as Bristol 170 G-AISU, Westland Whirlwind G-AGOI, de Havilland Flamingo G-AFYH (sadly axed in 1954) and Armstrong Whitworth Scimitar G-ADBL, so be glad that many have survived thanks to preservation societies and enlightened museums. This is an interesting volume to browse; an only observation is the small typeface, but making it larger would have doubled the price.


Aeroplane Magazine – March 2012
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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