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Rolls-Royce - From the Wings 1925-1971 - Military Aviation
Rolls-Royce - From the Wings 1925-1971 - Military Aviation
Harker, R.W.

Oxford Illustrated Press, 1976

This book describes the vital part that Rolls-Royce played in the development of military aircraft in WWII; how a most successful family of aero engines evolved from the Kestrel to become the 'R' engine which won the Schneider Trophy for Britain and the Merlin engine which powered all the British fighters in the Battle of Britain; and also the Lancaster, Halifax and Mosquito bombers. When the war ended, a serious slump in aircraft production was averted by the emergence of the jet engine, pioneered by Sir Frank Whittle and Rolls-Royce. The author served Rools-Royce from 1925 to 1971, forty-five years of unparalleled advance in technology and performance in aviation. Black and white photography throughout...

Second hand Hardback