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Ower, E. | Some Aspects of the Mutual Interference Between Parts of Aircraft

  • First edition, first impression.

    This copy contains the library stamp of the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory, which was founded in 1936 as part of the Shadow Factory plan to quickly ramp up aircraft production in case of war. It became the largest and most successful plant of its type during the Second World War, being the largest Spitfire factory in the UK and also producing Lancaster bombers. Immediately after hostilities ended it was taken over by car body specialists Fisher & Ludlow, and is still in operation today, now manufacturing vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover.

  • ...Aeronautical Research Committee Reports and Memoranda No. 1480 (T.3280). June 1932. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1932.

    Sextodecimo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. 22 plates of which all but one are double-sided. Ink stamp of the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Cloth a little rubbed, corners bumped, spotting to endpapers, light musty smell. Very good condition.