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Vickers Viscount and Vanguard

By Malcolm Hill

ISBN: 9781861266699
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 2004
PAGES: 200
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 8 page colour section 300 b&w photographs

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 favourite 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.

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