Australian-built Aircraft and the Industry, Volume 1, Part 1
"An encyclopaedic, four-volume work on every aircraft type proposed, designed, or manufactured in Australia, from Lawrence Hargrave's experiments in the 1880's, through to the authors self-imposed cutoff point in the mid-1980's. The four-volume work lists over 540 aircraft types as well as detailed histories of the companies involved in their construction. Coverage is multi-faceted, being technical, operational, historical, industrial, and political. Along with the text is the most comprehensive collection of photographs, technical drawings, and diagrams yet assembled into the one reference work, many of which have never before been seen outside the original source. Exhaustively researched over the past 40 years by the well-known aviation personality Keith Meggs, a man uniquely placed to write on all aspects of Australian aviation from construction through to operational flight. All volumes are superbly indexed and cross-referenced with the main text reinforced by extensive and detailed endnotes. Aircraft enthusiasts, pilots, aeronautical engineers, manufacturers, industrialists, universities, and other technical institutions, "Australian-built aircraft and the industry" is a must have for your reference library. In Volume One the fourteen chapters cover the following activities: Hargrave, Taylor, the Commonwealth Prize, Early Experimenters, Duigan, WWI Activity, AA&ECo, 1924 Lightplane Competition, LASCo, QANTAS, WAA, RAAF Randwick, Individual Builders 1918-1939, AMSCo, MSB, Matthews Aviation, General Aircraft Co, Cockatoo Dockyard, Tugan Aircraft, Harkness & Hillier, De Havilland (Aust) - part 1, Industry proposals, and other snippets."--Provided by publisher.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
19 p554 Hairsplitting of figures 576
66 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
AA&ECo Addendum Adelaide Aerial Services Aero Club aerodrome Aeronautical aeroplane ailerons Air Board aircraft airframe ANEC III Anzani April August Australian aviation Avro biplane Bleriot Brinsmead Broadsmith built Camooweal carried Certificate Civil Aviation Commonwealth Commonwealth Prize complete construction Coode Island Cootamundra crash cylinder December Defence Department Duigan engine England Essendon Experimental factory February feet fitted flew flight flown flying machine fuel further fuselage Geelong glider ground hangar Hargrave Hargrave's Hart Hudson Fysh inspection January Jones July June Kalgoorlie landing Larkin LASCo Lascondor later Lawrence Hargrave letter longerons manufacture March Melb Melbourne miles Minister for Defence monoplane motor November October operation passengers pilot planes Point Cook pounds propeller QANTAS Queensland RAAF Randwick September Sopwith spars speed struts subsequently Sydney Taylor timber trials undercarriage Victoria Wackett weight wheels Widgeon wing wire Wittber