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The Resource The man who built the Swordfish : the life of Sir Richard Fairey, Adrian Smith

The man who built the Swordfish : the life of Sir Richard Fairey, Adrian Smith

Label
The man who built the Swordfish : the life of Sir Richard Fairey
Title
The man who built the Swordfish
Title remainder
the life of Sir Richard Fairey
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sir Richard Fairey was one of the great aviation innovators of the twentieth century. His career as a plane maker stretched from the Edwardian period to the jet age - he lived long enough to see one of his aircraft be the first to break the 1000mph barrier; and at least one of his designs, the Swordfish, holds iconic status. A qualified engineer, party to the design, development, and construction of the Royal Navy's state-of-the-art sea planes, Sir Richard founded Fairey Aviation at the Admiralty's behest in 1915. His company survived post-war retrenchment to become one of Britain's largest aircraft manufacturers. The firm built a succession of front-line aircraft for the RAF and the Fleet Air Arm, including the iconic Swordfish. In addition, Fairey Aviation designed and built several cutting-edge experimental aircraft, including long-distance record-breakers between the wars and the stunningly beautiful Delta 2, which broke the world speed record on the eve of Sir Richard's death in 1956. Fairey also came to hold a privileged position in the British elite - courting politicians and policymakers. He became a figurehead of the British aviation industry and his successful running of the British Air Commission earned him a knighthood. A key player at a pivotal moment, Fairey's life tells us much about the exercise of power in early twentieth-century Britain and provides an insight into the nature of the British aviation manufacturing industry at its wartime peak and on the cusp of its twilight years." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Adrian
Dewey number
940.944541
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairey, Richard
  • Fairey family
  • Fairey Aviation (Business enterprise)
  • Aeroplanes, Military
  • Swordfish (Torpedo bomber)
Label
The man who built the Swordfish : the life of Sir Richard Fairey, Adrian Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063622830
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 455 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788313360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038228101
Label
The man who built the Swordfish : the life of Sir Richard Fairey, Adrian Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063622830
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 455 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788313360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038228101

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