Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire Flying Boats Phillip E Sims

ISBN: 9781781591079

Published: January 19th 2013

Hardcover

355 pages


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Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire Flying Boats  by  Phillip E Sims

Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire Flying Boats by Phillip E Sims
January 19th 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 355 pages | ISBN: 9781781591079 | 6.46 Mb

This is a story from a bygone age recalling the most successful flying-boat airliner ever built. Designed to a specification for Imperial Airways, then Britains national airline, it carried passengers and, more importantly, mail throughout theMoreThis is a story from a bygone age recalling the most successful flying-boat airliner ever built. Designed to a specification for Imperial Airways, then Britains national airline, it carried passengers and, more importantly, mail throughout the British Empire. The airliner offered luxurious travel for the privileged few, every journey being an adventure shared by passengers and crew.rnrnShort Brothers built 42 Empires at their factory in Rochester during the late 1930s.

Imperial Airways were expanding their network to the furthermost outposts of the British Empire, whilst laying down the principles of scheduled airline operation.rnrnThis is the tale of the realisation of a dream and the efforts of those who made it possible. During World War II, the military Sunderland version became an icon.



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