NEW BRITISH AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS BOOK FROM AIR-BRITAIN

If you favour building post-war British aircraft, you may be interested in Air-Britain’s new hardback reference book, as CHRIS CLIFFORD explains.

NEW BRITISH AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS BOOK FROM AIR-BRITAIN

Air-Britain is renowned for its high-quality reference books. Yet another splendid example is the publisher’s new 184-page tome, British Aircraft Specifications 1950 to 1976. Produced as a companion to the previous British Aircraft Specifications File 1920-1949, this fresh volume completes the published sequence of specifications prompted by the Air Ministry Research and Technical Branch up to 1976.

By ‘specifications’, this means the set criteria given to aircraft firms competing to build a required prototype and production airframes. Here, the book provides a historical overview of the relevant specifications and the aircraft roles, and a handy glossary helps the reader understand the meaning of the prefix letters employed in the specification titles.

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