Bristol Brabazon

By: Simons, Graham M.

Price: $26.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


126 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. The Brabazon - the name evokes the immediate post-war optimism of civil aviation. The giant airliner was built by Bristol Aircraft in 1949 to cross the Atlantic and serve the empire. However, the plane proved to be a commercial failure when airlines felt that it was too large and expensive to be useful. Large and luxurious, it carried only 60-80 passengers, and with a range of 5,000 miles, a 225ft wing span and eight engines buried in the wings with enough fuel to reach New York, the a 100-ton bombera was more impressive and capable than the B-29: the ultimate passenger airliner was born. Now, with previously unpublished material and illustrations from the original Bristol Brabazon sales brochure, among other sources, the Brabazona s 1930s-style elegance is displayed once again, celebrating its design, construction and sheer luxury. A fitting outcome for such a paragon of post-war optimism and an aircraft still considered by many to be the foremost in propeller-driven civil aviation. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; ISBN/EAN: 9780752467337. Inventory No: 20020042. Paperback

Title: Bristol Brabazon

Author: Simons, Graham M.

Categories: Aviation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Great Britain, The History Press: 2012

ISBN Number: 0752467336

ISBN Number 13: 9780752467337

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

kg: 0.34 kg

Seller ID: 20020042

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