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From Lysander to Lightning : Teddy Petter, aircraft designer

Author: Glyn A O Davies
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation, but not so their designer, 'Teddy' Petter. Only three aspects bound together these top-clas aircraft: they were each radical, all successful in Britain and overseas, and were all born of the genius of Teddy Petter. This book tells the story of Petter's life and family, from his ability to inspire loyalty in his teams to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Teddy Petter
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glyn A O Davies
ISBN: 9780750957199 0750957190
OCLC Number: 876287458
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1 Four Generations of Petter Engineers, 1840-1935; 2 The Westland Years: The Lysander, 1935-1944; 3 The Westland Years: The Whirlwind and the Welkin, 1938-1942; 4 The English Electric Years: The Canberra, 1944-1950; 5 The English Electric Years: The P1 and Lightning, 1948-1950; 6 The Folland Years: The Midge and the Gnat, 1950-1959; 7 The Final Years, 1960-1968; Appendix 1 Basic Aerodynamics; Appendix 2 Basic Aerostructures; Notes; Copyright.
Responsibility: Glyn Davies.

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The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation. Here Glyn Davies not only explores Petter's life, but also expands on the nature of his remarkable  Read more...

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