by David S Brooks
This is, sad to say, a dull book about an exciting topic. It concerns itself with the wartime development work on the Whittle jet engine done by the Rover, Lucas, and Rolls-Royce companies up to 1943 in the Waterloo Mill area of England.
by Bohumír Kudlička
The Czechs built German aircraft. Surprised? There’s much to be surprised at in this interesting little book!
by Sir Stanley Hooker
Gravely ill, this highly acclaimed aero engine engineer managed to stay alive just long enough to finish his autobiography. A modest man, he would have been embarrassed by the praise his eulogists bestowed on him.
by Ray Gillottti
The 917 story told from a specific angle, that of the John Wyer team whose tech chief really made the car fly. You may have stacks of 917 books already but you’ll not want to miss this one.
by Lutz Warsitz
In just a few short years Warsitz went from fledgling sport flier to chief test pilot at Peenemünde West. What he knew was so valuable that the Russians hauled him off to Siberia after WWII when he wouldn’t spill the beans!
by Philip Kaplan
There’s a ton of Spitfire books. This one adds something. People who flew or otherwise know the Spit inside out tell you what makes this airplane different, and, well, better.
by Malcolm Jeal (ed.)
This annual publication by the SAH’s UK branch covers a wide range of subjects, many of which too esoteric to be examined by anyone else.
by Ken Ellis
Britain is at the forefront of the worldwide aviation heritage movement and this book introduces some its foremost collections and explains what makes their key holdings important and how they were acquired.
by M.C. Neale, editor
Bulman played a crucial role in getting Britain’s embryonic WWII aircraft development off the ground. Intrigue and politicking, groundbreaking ideas, all the big names in the aero industry of the day make an appearance.
by Robert Jackson
Radar, jet engine, ejector seat, VTOL—these are just some of the technologies that carry a “Made in the UK” label. The book describes the design, development, and operational highlights of 22 significant examples of British fixed-wing aircraft.
by Richard Edwards and Peter Edwards
Higher, faster, further. This book traces the successes and failures of the men and women—and even the industry as a whole—that advanced aviation.
by Ted West, photos by P. Harholdt
Racing improves the breed, so it is said. The Jaguar XJRs five-year run may not have made the accursed road cars any better but they certainly had enough of a halo effect to stabilize the brand’s slipping fortunes.