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Tag Archives: “British Aircraft Volume 1” by R.A. Savillle-Sneath

NAPIER-HESTON RACER—IN SEARCH OF A RECORD

DESPITE INNOVATIVE DESIGN, plenteous funding, and meticulous fabrication, the 1940 Napier-Heston Racer failed to fulfill its purpose of setting a World Air Speed Record. The onset of World War II … Continue reading

October 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING PENGUIN BOOKS

PENGUIN BOOKS is celebrating its eightieth anniversary, thus reminding me of the pleasure I’ve derived from these pocket-size, color-coded, modestly priced editions of literature. A Penguin celebration also appeared in … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 2 Comments