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The Vickers Viscount

Author : Nick Stroud
ISBN : 1526701952
Genre : History
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By some margin the most successful British medium-range airliner ever produced, the world-beating Viscount was a sublime combination of Vickers' state-of-the-art postwar design and Rolls-Royce's cutting-edge power-plant technology, both companies being at the very peak of their powers during the type's genesis and evolution. Tracing its origins back to the wartime Brabazon Committee, the Viscount was one of several designs from various British aircraft manufacturers produced to fulfill the committee's specifications for a fast, economical short- to medium-range airliner to satisfy the demands of the burgeoning postwar civil aviation market, which was predicted to grow at a healthy rate over the following decades. Vickers' chief designer and Managing Director George Edwards was quick to respond, the result being the Dart turboprop-powered Vickers V.630, which made its first flight in July 1948, despite its future looking uncertain after British European Airways having twenty examples of ordered its chief rival, Airspeed's Ambassador, six months before. The Viscount nevertheless entered full service with BEA in 1953, much to the relief of its manufacturer, orders flooding in thereafter from numerous airlines -- and air forces -- all over the world. Ultimately, some 200 individual airlines, companies and organizations in more than eighty countries operated the dependable and, crucially, development-friendly Viscount over its long and distinguished career. This book tells the full story of the world's first turboprop airliner, from its Brabazon Committee beginnings, through its early flight trials program and entry into service, to its almost unassailable position as the world's number one medium-haul turboprop, including its astonishing breakthrough in the USA, where it single-handedly broke the big American manufacturers' stranglehold on the airliner market. The type's military career is also covered, as is its construction; also included in this volume are details of the numerous variants produced and those of the 444 built still surviving as exhibits today, along with twenty-four superb artworks by world-renowned aviation illustrator Juanita Franzi.

The Vickers Viscount

Author : Rayner G. C. Kittle
ISBN : 085130401X
Genre : Vickers Viscount (Turboprop transport)
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Vickers Viscount

Author : Robin MacRae Dunn
ISBN : 1580070655
Genre : Transportation
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Introduced in 1948, the Vickers Viscount became Great Britain's most successful airliner by the late '50s, as well as the most widely used turbine-powered air transport in the world. Its huge windows and quiet, comfortable ride made it a favorite with passengers, and airlines found it to be a reliable, inexpensive plane to operate. In fact, in 1955, Flight magazines referred to the Viscount as ..". a machine so patently superior to its rivals that it has set in its field wholly new standards of comfort, performance and ... reliability." In this book, author Robin MacRae Dunn covers the entire Viscount history, from the development of turboprop engines in England after World War II, on through the plane's 50-year service history. In addition to a step-by-step look at the Viscount's major systems and components, this comprehensive book details its development, certification, variations, accident record, and worldwide service record. Appendices include significant dates, specifications, and the disposition of those Viscounts still in existence.

Vickers Viscount And Vanguard

Author : Malcolm L. Hill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026562616
Genre : History
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Built in response to the famous Brabazon Committee's requirements for an aircraft to replace the Douglas DC-3 on European and Empire routes, the Viscount became the world's first turboprop-powered airliner, and the most successful British airliner of all. Operated initially by BEA, the Viscount soon became a favorite of passengers, pilots and aircraft enthusiasts alike. Its heyday was brief, as the advent of the jet airliner soon relegated it to second-line service, in which it remains - just- to this day. This book presents the complete design, development and operational history of the Viscount and its bigger sibling, the Vanguard.

Air University Periodical Index

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ISBN : WISC:89128473527
Genre : Aeronautics
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Aircraft Accident Report

Author : United States. National Transportation Safety Board
ISBN : MINN:31951D03391235W
Genre : Aircraft accidents
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The Magic Of A Name The Rolls Royce Story Part 3

Author : Peter Pugh
ISBN : 9781848319981
Genre : Transportation
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The Magic of a Name tells the story of the first 40 years of Britain’s most prestigious manufacturer - Rolls-Royce. Beginning with the historic meeting in 1904 of Henry Royce and the Honourable C.S. Rolls, and the birth in 1906 of the legendary Silver Ghost, Peter Pugh tells a story of genius, skill, hard work and dedication which gave the world cars and aero engines unrivalled in their excellence. In 1915, 100 years ago, the pair produced their first aero engine, the Eagle which along with the Hawk, Falcon and Condor proved themselves in battle in the First World War. In the Second the totemic Merlin was installed in the Spitfire and built in a race against time in 1940 to help win the Battle of Britain. With unrivalled access to the company’s archives, Peter Pugh’s history is a unique portrait of both an iconic name and of British industry at its best.

Bibliography Of Books And Published Reports On Gas Turbines Jet Propulsion And Rocket Power Plants

Author : Ernest Franklin Fiock
ISBN : UIUC:30112106781815
Genre : Gas-turbines
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Report On The Accident To British Midland Airways Ltd Vickers Viscount 815 G Avja At Manchester Airport Wythenshawe Manchester On 20th March 1969

Author : Great Britain. Department of Trade and Industry
ISBN : OCLC:17898555
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Vickers Viscount 800

Author : Paul St. John Turner
ISBN : OCLC:799833722
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