Very good in fair dust jacket. Used copy, some shelf wear, DJ has 1" x 1/2" piece missing from front edge, DJ edge rubbing/scuffing. 178 p. illus. 26 cm. Macdonald aircraft monographs. Includes Illustrations.
Good with no dust jacket. 1299483399. Macdonald Aircraft Monographs. 178 pages, well illustrated, 3-views, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, new cloth backstrip, some shelf wear, text is very good.; Ex-Library.
Very Good in Fair jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Book is VG-, with slight foxing of endpapers. Blue cloth boards. Stated Doubleday Edition, 1963. MacDonald Aircraft Monographs series. DJ is Fair, with delamination of the clear overlay on top and bottom. DJ is priced, $5.95. Development history of the Gloster Meteor, Britain's first jet fighter aircraft, coming into service in 1944, and being used into the postwar era.
Another volume from the excellent McDonald Monograph series, this book tells the story of the conception and development of Britain's first jet fighter in intimate and fascinating detail, including the origins and realization of the proof-of-concept E28/29 "Whittle" test bed aircraft. The Meteor story has been sadly neglected by in print, and this 40+ year old volume still fills an important gap in one's aviation history library.
Apr 20, 2007
Solid Meteor reading
Good coverage of early development and production. Nice part displaying production orders.
What I missed was more details regarding perfomance and armamament.
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