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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has fading in places, a 5mm tear, and short light creasing to the top edge. There is a light slant to the spine. There is light age spotting to the first and last 2 pages. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 191 x 252 mm
Pages: 246
Publisher: Airlife Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 1985 first edition


Architect of Wings
By Harald Penrose

A Biography of Roy Chadwick - Designer of the Lancaster Bomber. Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days.

No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers.

In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947.


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