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The Quick and the Dead by William Arthur Waterton
  

The Quick and the Dead

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The Quick and the Dead by William Arthur Waterton

Written in 1956 but still relevant and throught-provoking today, this book is an absolute revelation on test flying with the British aircraft organisations and manufacturers in the 1950s. Written with refreshing frankness and truth - which allegedly finally cost him his job at the Daily Express - this account details what really went on behind the scenes in the defence world. Waterton pulls no punches in recounting the non-cooperation of civil servants in improving/altering recognised faults (often minor) when developing aircraft - to the cost of lives lost. This is an astonishing insight into the workings of the British aircraft industry.

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Publication date

31st May 2012

Author

William Arthur Waterton

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Publisher

Grub Street

Format

Hardback
248 pages

Categories

Aerospace & aviation technology
Aviation manufacturing industry

Military history: post WW2 conflicts

ISBN

9781908117274

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