Vickers Viscount and Vanguard
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2004|
|INSIDE:||8 page colour section 300 b&w photographs|
Built in response to the famous Brabazon Committeeâ€™s requirements for an aircraft to replace the Douglas DC-3 on European and Empire routes, the Viscount became the worldâ€™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 â€“ 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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