Avro: The History of an Aircraft Company in Photographs

by HOLMES HARRY
$49.99

Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: April 01, 2017

ISBN: 9780750970334

Binding: Paperback

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A complete history in photographs of a giant in the history of British aircraft manufacturing The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only three years after man's first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain's pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable aeroplanes, Avro's greatest achievements were two bombers, the Lancaster and the Vulcan, which captivate public imagination to this day. Avro historian Harry Holmes has written the complete history of this much-loved manufacturer, from the earliest years to the revival of the Avro name by BAe. First published in 1994, 'Avro - The History of an Aircraft Company' has been completely redesigned for this new edition. AUTHOR: Harry Holmes was born in Lancashire in 1936. After service in the RAF he joined A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) serving in marketing before transferring to Public relations until he retired in 1993. SELLING POINTS: New edition, completely redesigned and with a new introduction Alliot Verdon Roe was one of the earliest pioneers in British aviation, making his first powered flight in 1908 Avro is best known for producing the Avro 504 First World War trainer, the Avro Lancaster, World War two bomber, and the delta wing Avro Vulcan Expert author Harry Holmes has held a fascination for the Avro company for 35 years and spent most of his career working there 220 b/w illustrations