The Vickers Viscount – The World’s First Turboprop Airliner
The book goes into great detail of the development, service, variants and full history of a classic British Turboprop Airliner the Vickers Viscount. This aircraft has a special place in my heart as its one of the first aircraft I did interior design work on in the early 1980’s, so I jumped at the opportunity to review this. Also it is written by a very professional and knowledgeable author of lots of articles I have read and enjoyed before.
I found this book fascinating and made me aware of a lot of information I have never read before. This aircraft was a very successful aircraft and produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft of this type.
The chapters on the genesis and development of the aircraft I found very fascinating as it told of the other aircraft that were in development and also how the Viscount nearly did not get off the drawing board. There is a bit about a jet variation of the Viscount including pictures that I was unaware of.
I was amazed at the amount of information and history found in the pages of this extremely enjoyable book. The pictures along are worth the cost of the book. I will find this book indispensible in my library of civil aircraft.
I recommend this book to everyone with a interest in civil aircraft I will now look out for any other releases in this book series and any by Nick Stroud.
Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them