British Gliders and Sailplanes, 1922-1970 - Norman EllisonLondon: Adam & Charles Black, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Appendices ;
From the cover: “In the main part of this book over 160 different types of glider produced in this country and some light aircraft built by the glider industry are described by Norman Ellison, a member of one of Britain’s glider design teams. Also included are details of many fascinating projects that were designed but not built for various reasons. Most of the gliders described are also illustrated in general arrangement drawings (many published for the first time) and in photographs showing gliders in course of construction.
In addition there is a full list of the individual gliders built, brief histories of the various companies that have produced them, a short review of British gliding history and a chapter devoted to the “self-launching” sailplane, a current problem child of the gliding movement.
Amongst the appendices are notes on the various types of constructional methods and an analysis of glider production for the home market.”