East Anglia Books

250354 - HUCKNALL: The Rolls Royce Flight Test Establishment

By David Birch, 2017

This book considers all aspects of the work undertaken at Hucknall in support of the flight testing of Rolls-Royce engines in a vast variety of aircraft types. It was clear from past experience that while aircraft manufacturers were doubtless skilled in making aeroplanes, they had little or no understanding of the complexities of installing high powered aero engines which they treated like any other component bolted onto the airframe.  Rolls-Royce became adept at eliminating avoidable reliability issues and built up an impressive air force of aircraft operating from the airfield.

Format Hardback
Pages 424
Publication Date Available

562 b/w photos/illustrations

Width (mm) 220
Height (mm) 290
Dust Jacket No
ISBN 978-1-872922-43-0


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