The British Aircraft Industry – Sopwith and Hawker Aviation

The British Aircraft Industry – Sopwith and Hawker Aviation



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The British Aircraft Industry – Sopwith and Hawker Aviation
Author: Roy Evans

A series of books that cover the British Aircraft Industry in the Twentieth Century. From young men interested in ballooning or making model aircraft, they developed aircraft for wartime and passenger transport.

Tommy Sopwith’s company made a third of all fighter aircraft supplied to the Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, during the Great War.

In between the war years of the 1920s and 30s, Hawker Aircraft continued to supply the Royal Air Force with the Hawker Hart Bomber and the Hawker Fury Fighter. Sidney Camm designed a mono-plane fighter, based on the Fury, which was destined to be the Hawker Hurricane, which fought with great distinction during the Battle of Britain.

The Jet Age saw Hawkers designing iconic fighters for both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. The Sea Hawk for the Royal Navy and the Hunter followed by the Harrier and finally the Hawk for the Royal Air Force.

Author: Roy Evans has been a keen amateur military historian for forty years, studying the United States 8th Army Air Force, when he lived in East Anglia and more recently whilst living in Northamptonshire, Royal Air Force Bomber Command. Roy is a member of several organisations, supporting the Lincolnshire Lancaster Association for the last twenty five years and also the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.

As a member of the Royal Air Force Historical Society for several years he regularly attends their meetings. He is the Retford U3A Group Leader for their Military History Group and is a regular speaker at their monthly meetings.

He has also written a number of books and has had a number of works published in specialist aviation magazines. He is a regular contributor to the Lincolnshire Lancaster Association’s journal ‘Memorial Flight’.

  • ISBN: 9781838133030
  • Format: Paperback
  • Product Pages: 264
  • Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 13 mm
  • Illustrations: includes black & white photographs