Название: Gloster Aircraft Since 1917
Автор: Derek N. James
Год издания: 1971
Количество страниц: 446
Размер: 147,1 mb
The story of Gloster Aircraft Company is one of great technical achievement paving the way followed by many other companies, and of commercial successes, with rewarding production counted in thousands, interspersed with frustrating years in the aviation wilderness when 'one-offs' were the sole result of enormous expenditure of time, money and effort on private venture design. It is the story of an engineering company born of war, in a fashionable spa, which, several wars later, wa overtaken by the pace of world events to become the first victim of a programme of political and economic stringency which ha since decimated British aircraft manufacturing companies.