History of Aviation (green front) 1932
Lambert & Butler Aviation & Space History of Aviation (green front) 1932 History of Aviation (green front) 1932 25 - You don’t have to be a flying fanatic to enjoy this set issued in 1932 which covers the early years of flight in chronological order and in fascinating detail. Beginning in 1843 with a contraption built by Sir George Cayley, the “Father of British Aeronautics” which is a multiple helicopter type of which there is a model in the Science Museum in London, we are guided through the various landmark developments such as the Wright Brothers’ 1903 aeroplane, the monoplane in which Louis Bleriot flew the Channel in a historic 31-minute flight in July 1909, the Short Brothers’ “Shirl” torpedo bomber of 1917 designed for flying off the decks of ships, the Vickers-Vimy in which Alcock and Brown made their first direct trans-Atlantic flight in June 1919, right through to the Vickers Supermarine in which Flight-Lt. Stainforth established his world speed record of 407.5mph and won the Schneider Trophy for Great Britain. When one considers that the first race, just 18 years earlier, was won at a mere 46mph the truly staggering advance in aerial capability can be appreciated. This fascinating series of green-tinted pictures with detailed texts on the back is of great historical significance and important to any aviation collection and was also produced in 1933 with a brown-tint. Size 68 x 36mm.
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History of Aviation (green front) 1932

Issuer: Lambert & Butler Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: You don’t have to be a flying fanatic to enjoy this set issued in 1932 which covers the early years of flight in chronological order and in fascinating detail. Beginning in 1843 with a contraption built by Sir George Cayley, the “Father of British Aeronautics” which is a multiple helicopter type of which there is a model in the Science Museum in London, we are guided through the various landmark developments such as the Wright Brothers’ 1903 aeroplane, the monoplane in which Louis Bleriot flew the Channel in a historic 31-minute flight in July 1909, the Short Brothers’ “Shirl” torpedo bomber of 1917 designed for flying off the decks of ships, the Vickers-Vimy in which Alcock and Brown made their first direct trans-Atlantic flight in June 1919, right through to the Vickers Supermarine in which Flight-Lt. Stainforth established his world speed record of 407.5mph and won the Schneider Trophy for Great Britain. When one considers that the first race, just 18 years earlier, was won at a mere 46mph the truly staggering advance in aerial capability can be appreciated. This fascinating series of green-tinted pictures with detailed texts on the back is of great historical significance and important to any aviation collection and was also produced in 1933 with a brown-tint. Size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 25

Price for complete set: Only £50.00

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