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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2.  RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE.  NAVEDTRA 10323.
1 AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10323.
Washington Naval Education and Training Support Command 1978 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
426 pp + iii pp + 113 pp (Assignments), 10 1/4" H. 1978 Revised Edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams (some fold-out), photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate Rating; Publications; Tools and Hardware; Aircraft Engines; Aircraft Engine Fuel Systems; Aircraft Engine Lubricating Systems; Hydraulic, Electric, and Starting Systems; Aicraft Engine Inspections and Repair; Turbroprop Powerplants and Propellers; Turboshaft Powerplants and Helicopters; Turbofan Powerplants; Ground Handling Equipment and Procedures; Line Operations and Maintenance; Aircraft Engine Corrosion, Preservation, and Pollution Control; Appendix: Glossary; Index; Nonresident Career Course follows the Index. Interior - a few pages with light wrinkles at fore-edge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine - minor edge wear elsewhere, tiny to small corner creases on covers. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
CL-41 JET TRAINER.  MILITARY AIRCRAFT SALES DIVISION, PUBLICATION NO. 116, OCTOBER 1959.
2 CL-41 JET TRAINER. MILITARY AIRCRAFT SALES DIVISION, PUBLICATION NO. 116, OCTOBER 1959.
Montreal Canadair 1959 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 20 pp.), oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs). "The Canadair CL-41 is the first Jet Trainer to employ the new generation of small, high performance jet engines (Pratt and Whitney JT12), and fully meets the requirements of a modern pilot training aircraft. The side by side seating arrangement and the full duplicate flight instrumentation permit an ideal combination of visual and vocal instruction, the most effective procedure in all fields of training.With a performance that combines excellent low speed handling qualities, safe flying characteristics, long endurance and rugged construction as well as high maximum speed and altitude, the CL-41 is unsurpassed for primary through basic flying training instruction." From the Introduction. Section headings: Introduction; Capabilities; Performance; Description; Power Plant; Stores; Maintenance. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover, small soft crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 THIS IS CANADAIR. A PICTORIAL VISIT THROUGH ONE OF CANADA'S GREAT AIRCRAFT PLANTS.
Montreal Canadair Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (20 pp, including covers), 11" H. No date, but circa 1955. B&w photographs. Section headings: This is Canadair; The Royal Canadian Air Force; F-86 Sabre Jet; T-33 Silver Star Trainer; CL-28 Maritime Reconnaissance; Canadair Transports; Engineering; At a Glance; Production; Pre-Flight and Delivery; Spare Parts; Canadair Officers and Senior Executives; Engineering Department; Manufacturing Department; Sales Department. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BARE FACTS:  MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER., Ample, Annie.
4 Ample, Annie. THE BARE FACTS: MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER.
Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550130943 / 9781550130942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "She was notorious for taking off her clothes. Movies, magazines and TV shows, and fame as 'the girl with the million dollar chest' after her breasts were insured by Lloyds of London, helped create her very successful career as celebrity stripper, 'Annie Ample'. But behind all the hype was a real person. (Annie) looks back candidly on her turbulent childhood in a small town in California and her showbiz start as a 'go-go' dancer in a local club. 'Annie Ample' was the ingenuous character she devised to exploit the sex industry rather than be exploited by it. Whether she is recalling her narrow escapes from lascivious film producers, her famous plastic surgery, her wild nights with the jet set or the stampede of the paparazzi when she went sunbathing at Cannes, Annie's irrepressible sense of humor and earthy revelations make her story a compelling read, even when it borders on the tragic." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and at top of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
5 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Bain, Gordon. DE HAVILLAND: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1992), Ist edition. 
148 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photos. Contents: Introduction; De Havilland; The DH51; The DH53; The DH60 Moth; DH60G III Moth Major; DH80A Puss Moth; DH82 Tiger Moth; DH83 Fox Moth; DH84 Drag on; DH85 Leopard Moth; DH87 Hornet Moth; DH88 Comet; DH89 Dragon Rapide; DH90 Dragonfly; DH94 Moth Minor; DH98 Mosquito; DH100 Vampire; DH104 Dove; DH106 Comet; DH112 Venom; DH114 Heron; DHC 1 Chipmunk; DHC-2 Beaver; DHC-3 Otter. Small very light stain on front pastedown, slight cigarette odor, light edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine, one small closed tear, very light edge wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
RUSSIAN PROPLINERS & JETLINERS., Ballantine, Colin.
7 Ballantine, Colin. RUSSIAN PROPLINERS & JETLINERS.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1993. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879388315 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of Soviet-built propeller and jet aircraft, helicopters, and even the TU-144 'Concordskii' - aircraft used around the world: North Korea, Cuba, Mongo lia, Czechoslovakia, etc. are covered. Tiny dint on bottom of text block, very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALONE IN THE SKY., Batten, Jean.  Drawings by L.R. Williams.  Foreword by J.M. Ramsden.  Dust jacket art by Lynn Williams.
8 Batten, Jean. Drawings by L.R. Williams. Foreword by J.M. Ramsden. Dust jacket art by Lynn Williams. ALONE IN THE SKY.
Shrewsbury Airlife. 1979 0906393019 / 9780906393017 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
190 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "Jean Batten is one of the great names in aviation history. She was born in New Zealand in 1909, a few weeks after Louis Bleriot flew the English Channel, and qualified for a flying licence at the London Aero Club in 1930. (This book) tells the story of (her) early life and of all her famous flights. The vivid descriptions of these flights, made nearly 50 years ago, highlight the hardships and dangers faced by the early aviators. Quite alone she flew immense distances in record times and in the most basic of aeroplanes. Not only did her flights create time records, but they also blazed the trail for the modern airline routes. The book is based on her earlier work 'My Life' 1938, but thoroughly revised and lengthened by the author without losing its period feel. Now, to a new generation of readers, used to sophisticated jet travel, her achievements will seem incredible. (A) gripping story of skill and courage written by one of the last great pioneer aviatiors." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner bumps small faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge browning, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TESTING EARLY JETS: COMPRESSIBILITY AND THE SUPERSONIC ERA., Beaumont, Roland.  Foreword by Sir Peter Masefield.
9 Beaumont, Roland. Foreword by Sir Peter Masefield. TESTING EARLY JETS: COMPRESSIBILITY AND THE SUPERSONIC ERA.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1990. 
143 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853101583 B&w photographs. "Roland Beaumont is one of the most experienced and highly-rated test pilots of the post-war era. In this book he outlines the significance of developments in early jets. Beaumont is well placed to make such assessments. As chief test pilot, he made the first flights on fourteen new-type aircaft. He was test pilot on many of the first and second generation jet fighters and bombers, both Briti s h a n d American, as well as the first British supersonic aircraft. The core of the book is made up of the author's flight test reports on such aircraft as the Gloster Meteor, the North American B45, the English Electric Canberra, the English El ec tr i c Li gh tning and Britain's first supersonic bomber, the TSR2, a project which was cancelled before the aircraft went into production. In conclusion, the author looks to a future in which he sees supersonic flight playing an ever-increasing ro le, e sp eci all y in the field of military aviation." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing with a few small line indentations on front panel. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUPERMARINE ATTACKER, SWIFT AND SCIMITAR.  POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 7., Birtles, Philip.
10 Birtles, Philip. SUPERMARINE ATTACKER, SWIFT AND SCIMITAR. POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 7.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1992, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020345 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "The name Supermarine is universally associated with the Spitfire, an aircraft which helped to defeat the Luft waffe during the Battle of Britain; the company's fundamental role in the development of Britain's military jet aircraft is less well known. Although now overshadowed by the success of the Hawker Hunter and of the BAC Lightning, the Supermari n e A t t acker, Swift and Scimitar were among the most influential of Britain's post-war military aircraft. The Attacker, first flown in 1946, was the first jet fighter to be standardised on for squadron service with the Fleet Air Arm. The Attac ke r w as f ol lowed by the Swift. The first of this type of jet interceptor flew in 1951 and was introduced to squadron service in February 1954; it thus gained the distinction of being the first swept-wing jet fighter to enter service with the R oya l Ai r F orc e, beating the Hawker Hunter by several months. The teething problems apparent with the Swift, however, ensured that it was the Hunter that was to go on to great success. Further success was to come to the Supermarine company with the S cim itar . A gai n destined for the Fleet Air Arm, the Scimitar holds the distinction of being the first swept-wing single-seat jet fighter in service with the FAA as well as being the first FAA aircraft to be equipped to carry atomic weapo ns. (Th e au thor) narr ates the often dramatic history of these influential, but now unfairly ignored, aircraft. Forty years after the event the book will enable the aviation historian to appreciate better the importance of Supermarine's role in the dev elopm ent of Brita in's military jet aircraft." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
11 Bridgeman, William and Hazard, Jacqueline. THE LONELY SKY.
New York Henry Holt 1957 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 
316 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he powerful and often thrilling story of a man who daily enters that lonely region beyond the speed of sound. A narrative of needle-nosed ships flying at blistering speeds, it is also the moving testament of a man risking his life to push back the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Like St.-Exupery, Bridgeman is capable of describing the vastness and beauty of the skies. But as America's foremost experimental test pilot, he is constantly aware of the multitude of technical information which he is called upon to use at any given moment. After the war, Bill Bridgeman left the Navy a restless man. Seeking action, he joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineering test pilot. Soon he was asked to take over the final stages of the Skyrocket testing program. The Skyrocket, a javelin-shaped experimental ship, was a challenge to Bridgeman. The story of his day-by-day life with the plane is the substance of (this book)." Double crease and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top corner of page leaf 89/90, soft crease at top corner of pages 91 to 94, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very ,inor soiling on top of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with two very small tears archivally taped, small chip at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing on panels with some very light scratches on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE.  VOLUME 1/PART ONE.  (VOL. ONE / PART 1).  (Nos. 1 to 12).  REVISED 4th EDITION., Cain, Charles W., ed.  (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.)
12 Cain, Charles W., ed. (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.) AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE. VOLUME 1/PART ONE. (VOL. ONE / PART 1). (Nos. 1 to 12). REVISED 4th EDITION.
Profile Publications / Doubleday, Windsor/Garden City, 1975, revised 4th edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853834105 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and colour illustrations by P. Endsleigh Castle, J. Goulding and R. Ward. "Internationally recognized aviation writers present c omprehensive but concise histories of aircraft of many nations and of wide variety, both military and civil. There are the frail biplanes and triplanes of World War One, their successors of the 1920x and 1930s and the valiant breed of comb a t a i r c r a ft of World War Two. This was the dawn of the jet age and later volumes bring the wide selection into the swing-wing, supersonic 1970s. Each book in (this) series contains about 50,000 words and around 250 illustrations and, not l ea st , t he f in es t examples of colour views available anywhere. The colour artwork will delight the eye of the historian and modeller alike." Contents: S.E.5A, Boeing P-12E, Focke-Wulf FW 190 A, Hawker Hunter F.6, Vickers Vimy Mks. I to III , B ris to l B ull dog Mk s. I to IV, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, North American P-51D Mustang, Albatros D V, Gloster Gauntlet Mks. I & II, Handley Page Halifax Mks III, VI, VII, Gloster Meteor F.8 A few tiny light ink marks on fore-edge of textbl ock, min or fadi ng t o in side to p edge of boards ans at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainl at top edge, light browning and tiny foxing marks on inside top edge, minor browning on outer edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
13 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Previous owner's name, date, signature and place in unk on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrnkling, tiny dent on front hinge, light toning to edges of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
14 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
15 Carson, Don, Captain and Lou Drendel. F-106 DELTA DART IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. FIFTEEN.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, TX, 1974 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, two pages of color illustrations. Interior - small ink smudge at bottom inside edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small ink smudge on bottom of text block, minor edge wear, rubbing/soiling on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 182. SEPTEMBER 1996. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1996. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Editorial (Airshow tragedies); News (P-38 and Mosquito lost...Aussie Mossie...Bristol 170 crash....Navy Sea Hawk.... ); Chipmunks Galore; Flycatcher Finale (Fairey Flycatcher S1287 retires); Spanish Schnellbomber (Ju 88s with Spanish Air Force); Transair Pair (Transair Jet Provost Duo); Racing; Airshow; Strike on Koriyama ; We Hunt by Day and Night (Mete o r s a n d J a velins with 85 Sqn.); The SARO Story (Saunders-Roe); The Eagle of Wittering (Hawker Hurricane); Power House (Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wea r/ wr in k li ng , v er y light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
B-24 LIBERATOR UNITS OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT SERIES 15., Dorr Robert F.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
17 Dorr Robert F. Series editor: Tony Holmes. B-24 LIBERATOR UNITS OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT SERIES 15.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329018 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and scale drawings, colour profiles. "The B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other US warplane, yet its combat crews live, even today, in th e shadow of the less plentiful, but better-known, B-17. Accounts of the 'Mighty Eighth' in Europe, and indeed many of the books and films that emerged from the greatest air campaign in history, often overlook the B-24, even though it was in a c t i o n for as long as the Flying Fortress, and participated in just as many perilous daylight bombing missions. Twenty-one bomb groups saw action with the Eighth from 9 October 1942 through to VE-Day, operating both from airfields in the 'bombe r tr ia ng le ' in East Anglia, and North Africa. Providing an overview of Eighth AF B-24 operations, this volume is the second of four within this series chronicling the role of the Liberator in World War 2." Interior - clean and tight with no p re vio us own ers hi p marks. Exterior - A few faint line indentation as a two faint rub marks on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 42., Dorr, Robert F.
18 Dorr, Robert F. B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 42.
Osprey, Oxford, 2003, first edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841766542 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, color profiles, nose art. "....chronicles the story of a majestic four-engined bomber of the propeller era flying perilous co mbat missions against a sleek, nimble aeroplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A 'very heavy' bomber and a sky giant during World War 2 (at that time the B29 was the world's most advanced combat aircraft), it had been reclassified as a ' m e d i u m ' bomber by the time North Korea attacked its sourthern neighbour in 1950. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers - only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant As i an p en in su la . A n irreverent bunch, they painted their B-29s in elaborate colour schemes. Historians have long been intrigued by the unique war they fought, pitting their big and vulnerable bomber against a veritable fleet of MiG-15s. Cra mm ed ful l o f f irs t-h an d a ccounts, profile artwork and action photographs, this volume graphically details the war fought by the B-29 crews in the deadly skies over North Korea, both during daylight and hours of darkness." Interior - # 0 wri tte n i n in k at top of firs t p age, small soft small crease at top corner of first 40 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
19 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1997 1550285548 / 9781550285543 Soft Cover Fine 
166 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Here is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Arrow, the legendary interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe Canada in the fifties. The Arrow was an unprecedented success story for Canada's fledgling aviation industry. It was conceived by its builders as the culmination of an impressive string of world firsts. Faster than any previous aircraft, it represented the leading edge of technology and an achievement of the highest calibre. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time and which remains hard to fathom even today. The Diefenbaker government cancelled the Arrow, and everything was destroyed, including the planes themselves. Nothing was to remain. Working from official documents, archives, interviews and a wide range of unofficial sources, James Dow presents the authoritative story of A.V. Roe Canada and its projects. He describes how the Arrow was developed and why it was killed. Dow takes us behind the scenes to the real dynamics and rivalries which were a part of the Arrow from the beginning and which explain its fate. This edition of the definitive books on the subject has been updated with a new introduction." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
20 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1979 0888622811 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The Arrow (supersonic fighter) appeared on Avro's drawing boards in 1952 and was in the air by 1958. Test flights were a great success, and five aircraft had flown by 1959. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time, and which even now seems obscure. The Arrow was cancelled, and everything to do with it, including the planes that had already flown, was broken into scrap. Nothing was to remain. To tell the story of the Arrow, James Dow explores the impressive experience of Canada's aircraft industry, created from virtually nothing during the Second World War by C.D. Howe and recruits from the business world. Avro was put together when the government aircraft companies were sold off at the war's end. Avro's first postwar project was the Jetliner, conceived in 1945 for Air Canada (then TCA). It was very nearly the world's first passenger jet, and was first in the air in August 1949 only days behind Britain's Comet. Avro's military experience came with the CF-100 Canuck fighter, which flew first in 1951. There was even an experimental flying saucer, built for the U.S. armed forces. The Arrow was to be the culmination of this experience and this success." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; some light toning to endpapers and to edges of text block, very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, several small tears with creases at top edge, light edge wear, one small edge chip, protectedin a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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