AIRCRAFT MADE IN AUSTRALIA Volumes 1 and 2
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Aero Australia is proud to announce the release of two exciting new eBooks telling the story of Australia’s important but often little-known aircraft manufacturing industry and the aircraft it built.
The Australian industry has built thousands of aircraft of many types over the decades, from ultralights to jet bombers and supersonic fighters and just about everything in between. Some have been local designs and others built under licence and in a number of cases their powerplants – both piston engines and jets – were also manufactured locally.
These books are a comprehensive reference to the Australian aircraft manufacturing industry, between them covering 30 types in detail plus special features summarising aircraft built in Australia for the Royal Australian Air Force (Volume 1) and during World War II (Volume 2).
Written mainly by Stewart Wilson, these stories were originally published as major feature articles in Aero Australia™ magazine between 2004 and 2019, covering the development, production, variants and service of the aircraft featured. Copiously illustrated, the text is supported by hundreds of photographs, drawings and tables,
Featuring new layouts and some new illustrations, the entries have been updated where appropriate to indicate their status as of late 2020.
Volume 1 covers the CAC Wirraway, Dassault Mirage, Victa Airtourer and Aircruiser, Bristol Beaufort, North American P-51 Mustang (Australia was the only source of production outside the USA), de Havilland Drover, CAC CA-15, Fawcett 120, Avro Lincoln, Macchi MB-326, CAC Woomera, English Electric Canberra, CAC Wackett Trainer and three locally-designed agricultural aircraft, the Transavia Airtruk, Yeoman Cropmaster and Sasin Spraymaster.
Volume Two features the CAC Boomerang, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, de Havilland Mosquito, GAF Nomad, Bristol Beaufighter, North American/CAC Sabre, de Havilland Tiger Moth and Vampire, Seabird Seeker, CAC Winjeel, GippsAero Airvan, PAC CT-4 Airtrainer and Jabiru.
Both of these eBooks represent an essential guide to a vitally important Australian industry. Follow the links at the top of this post to purchase now from our shop.
Information on our eBook files.
The books are EPub format and best viewed in Adobe Digital Editions software (free) as it works on all platforms and devices. The books are in full colour as you’d expect for an Aero Australia publication and are best viewed on a computer as you can read in double page spread rather than single page if using a tablet or mobile phone. We have tested the files on some other eReaders which were not as successful. If you are using Apple products you will be able to open the books in iBooks.