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By Stephen Skinner

The British airplane company used to be shaped from The Bristol Aeroplane corporation, English electrical, Vickers-Armstrong and looking in 1960. In its brief, seventeen-year, lifestyles, the British airplane company outfitted the most vital airplane and missiles of the Nineteen Sixties, Seventies and past: its best-known items incorporated the Jaguar and twister warplanes, Rapier missile and One-Eleven airliner. It was once additionally answerable for the stillborn TSR2 strike plane, the 1965 cancellation of which is still arguable to at the present time. such a lot famously, the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic airliner got here from the BAC solid. BAC was once subsumed into British Aerospace (now BAE structures) in 1977, yet a lot of its items stay in provider to this present day. This ebook tells their entire story.

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