Aircraft Made In Australia eBooks Released
Aero Australia is pleased to announce the release of two exciting new eBooks (downloadable) telling the story if 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 of 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 test 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 one 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 2 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 books are downloadable ePUB format and best viewed in Adobe Digital Editions software (free) as it works on all platforms and devices. DOWNLOAD only from Adobe.com/au, link above. Do not purchase any other suggested eReader as we’ve not found any to work successfully. For Apple users please use iBooks.
The ebooks are in full colour as you’d expect for an Aero Australia publication and best viewed on a computer as you can read in double page spread rather than single page if using a tablet or mobile phone.
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Stewart Wilson has a reputation as one of Australia’s most authoritative and respected aviation writers. In addition to the productions of countless books, he is also renowned for producing ‘Aero’ magazine. This two volume work ‘Aircraft Made In Australia’ brings together for the first time, the multitude of articles that first appeared in the magazine in a highly readable and informative manner. No longer do I need to scour through my entire collection of ‘Aero’ to find all the information I need on Australian made aircraft, as for the first time it is available in this magnificent two volume work. For those who have even a passing interest in Australian made aircraft, this is the one work you should have in your library. For those for whom aviation is a passion, this is a ‘must have’! Rod Brown
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