Sir Sydney Camm
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Sydney Camm's greatest achievement was the creation of the Hawker 'Hurricane' fighter, although there are those who place this accolade on the 'Hart' biplane of 1929, which spawned a series of designs for the RAF in the 1930s and financed the expansion of the Sopwith empire. However, the 'Hurricane', which during the Battle of Britain shot down more enemy planes than the combined scores of all other means, whether air-, sea- or land-based, is the aircraft generally associated with Camm. It helped to turn the tide in that crucial conflict of the Battle of Britain in 1940 and enabled us to continue on the path to victory in 1945. Sydney Camm went on from his wartime design success to enter the jet age with the 'Sea Hawk', followed by the classic 'Hunter' and was preparing to see the 'Harrier' into its production phase when he died in 1966. 128 pages A5 with 96 photos.
|Publication Date||19 May 2010|