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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:47 pm 
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I was with Keith yesterday and Volume 2 of his book "Australian-Built Aircraft and the Industry" is well into the layout phase. All the text is written and typed and now hundreds of photos and drawings are being scanned and the page layout being started. Volume 2 covers Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, including the license production of the NA-36 (known locally as the Wirraway), the Mustang and the Sabre.

Keith pointed out that he still has stock of his first volume, which covers Australian aircraft production from 1884 to 1939. For US enthusiasts, there is detailed coverage of the following American designs built in Australia:
Heath
Corben
Georgias Special
Long Longster
Gerber Monoplane
Pietenpol

There are also details of negotiations between Australian companies and promoters of proposals by American aircraft companies to have the products built in Australia:
Thomas Morse
Douglas (DC-3)
Northrop
Lockheed Vega
Sikorsky flying boats
Boeing 247
Stinson Model A (and others)
Rearwin
Taylorcraft

Volume 1 is comprised of two large hardcover books in a boxed set. The weight of the books for shipping is 5.2 kg (11.5 lb). Keith has reduced the price to A$190 (postage is extra). Books can be ordered from Ross at Echelon Starboard by emailing goodgear@faunatech.com.au

Hope that is of interest.

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Derek

DB Design Bureau website - drawings of Australian aircraft


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