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➷ [Reading] ➹ Empire Of The Clouds By James Hamilton-Paterson ➬ – Catalizadores.co In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft a world class achievement that was not mere rhetoric And what aircraft they were The sleek Comet the first jet airliner The aweIn 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft a world class achievement that was not mere rhetoric And what aircraft they were The sleek Comet the first jet airliner The awesome delta winged Vulcan an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter The Hawker Hunter the most beautiful fighter jet ever built and the Lightning which could zoom ten miles above.

The clouds in a couple of minutes and whose pilots rated flying it as better than sex How did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country? And what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut and pilots were the rock stars of the age? James Hamilton Paterson captures tha.

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ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB James Hamilton Paterson's work has been translated into many languages He is a highly acclaimed author of non fiction books including Seven Tenths Three Miles Down and Playing with Water as well as America's Boy a study of Ferdinand Marcos and the Philippines Gerontius his first novel won the Whitbread Award while his most recent Loving Monsters 2001 was praised by the Sunday Telegrap

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  1. Geevee Geevee says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleI bought this book as I have a interest in the UK's ability to design build and operate aircraft from the start of World War Two and beyond into the 1970s that is born from reading about or seeing these aircraft in museums and for some at airshowsWhat I read was a story about Meteors Lightnings Vampires Canberras and of course the V Bombers Valiant Victor and the


  2. Alice Alice says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleAn account of the all too brief postwar period when Britain led the world in innovative aircraft design and how that lead was irretrievably lost by a series of accidents and bad decisions The author was captivated by thrilling air displays as a child in the 1950s and his enthusiastic descriptions made me wish I could have shared this book with my late father who got his love of fast airborne metal from roughly contemporary e


  3. PJ Ebbrell PJ Ebbrell says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleRead this book and weep if you are a Briton The British Aviation industry led the world at one stage with some spectacular air craft but we also had some amazingly bad politicos who would get the most brilliant aircraft up into the skies only to see it cancelled The author records all the highs and lows on that


  4. Ian Chapman Ian Chapman says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleA book about the post war decades of the UK aviation industry The sheer engineering magnificence of some of the aircraft even a sort of beauty and the courage of the pilots particularly test pilots are well portrayed A management lunch at one of the big companies and a senior test pilot landing early to fit in with union hours on the shop floo


  5. Andy Walker Andy Walker says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleOnce upon a time Britain ruled not just the seas but also the skies Our aircraft flew faster higher and further than those of any other nation our test pilots were household names Then nothing James Hamilton Paterson has pulled of a stylish and rare coup part boys' own story part techinical history part wistful and bitter narrative presenting the riches to rags saga of post war British aviation Laced with the laconic reminicences of pilots like the late Bill Waterson a former RAF pilot who tested many of the nation's cutting edge aircraft before moving into journalism and becoming the bete noir of the Establishment this tale of courage sudden death polit


  6. Neil Neil says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleWonderfully written particularly evocative accounts of the daring flying manoeuvres although credit for some of the descriptions of those belongs to test pilot reports and memoirs uoted here and definitely captures the difference in culture between then and now It was although perhaps it shouldn't have been something of a revelation to see how much war time practice and war time attitudes had carried over into the post war period Even if at times some of the lackadaisical approach taken by governments and industry at the time beggars belief


  7. John Kaye John Kaye says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleA very enjoyable read but perhaps not uite what the title suggests being concerned with the test plots than the aircraft and only military ones at that But wonderful on the appalling performance of management and government over a half century I grew up seeing Canberras and Lightnings in the air nearly every day between Salmesbury and Warton I still mourn the loss of the TSR2 only saw it in flight twice


  8. Andrew Andrew says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleThis is a pretty good read considering it has several agendas at play that might have conflicted First off 'Empire of the Clouds' is a serious if popular history of the first 20 years or so after World War Two as experienced in the British aviation industry This is broken down into three strands; the 'macro' aspects of this period vis a vis the political and industrial powers and how they negotiated or relevantly failed to meet the challenges of the period Then there are the individual aircraft; some successes like the English Electric Canberra and arguably the Hawker Hunter versus the near misses and failures notably the De Havilland Comet and TSR 2 Thirdly there is the story of the test pilots; men like Bill Waterson Neville Duke and Roland B


  9. Bob Mobley Bob Mobley says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleSeveral weeks ago while I was in London on a Sunday night watching BBC4 I saw this interesting and fascinating program about the British development of the jet e


  10. Roger Boyle Roger Boyle says:

    ePUB James Hamilton-Paterson Ý Ý Empire Of The Clouds PDF/EPUB ¶ Empire Of PDF/EPUB empire epub, clouds epub, Empire Of free, Empire Of The Clouds KindleJohn gave me this to give to someone else I'll give it to PeterIt's all about the British aviation industry military and civil in the period 1945 1970 Having emerged from WW2 with enormous skills in aviation not least jet technology 25y later it has fizzled almost to nothing JH P lays the blame at the very poor structure of the industry archaic RAF thinking and misguided Government opinion all compounded by a country on the financial rocks at the same time that the US and USSR and gung ho for development He notes that the French aero industry did not disintegrate as the UK one


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