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Jet Pioneers By Tim Kershaw

Jet Pioneers
by Tim Kershaw

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The story of Frank Whittle's invention and dogged development of the jet engine is well known. But the account of how his invention was put into the air has never been fully told. This book reveals the story of how the men and women of north Gloucestershire made Whittle's engine fly.
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Jet Pioneers: Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Age by Tim Kershaw

In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the ground at a grass airfield 4 miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was the start of a revolution in air travel, military and civilian. During the 1940s Britain's first-ever jet aircraft, the world's first jet fighter in squadron service and the first jet to hold the world air-speed record were all designed, built and flown in the Gloucester and Cheltenham area. The story of Frank Whittle's invention and dogged development of the jet engine is well known. But the account of how his invention was put into the air has never been fully told. This book tells the story of how the men and women of north Gloucestershire made Whittle's engine fly.

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About Tim Kershaw


Tim Kershaw is a former chairman of the Jet Age Museum (the museum is currently without a permanent home), but is based in Gloucester. He worked in technical publicity for GEC, Johnson Mathey and Plessy, moved to corporate PR in the city and then decided on a radical career change to become a professional architectural model maker. He lives near Tewkesbury.

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GOR007051326
Jet Pioneers: Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Age by Tim Kershaw
Tim Kershaw
Used - Good
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
2004-03-18
176
0750932120
9780750932127
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.