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Crowood's British Experimental Turbojet Aircraft by Barry Jones

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Is this a good book? i don't have any books published by Crowood and I am unfamiliar with the author.

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I haven't seen the book, but Barry Jones knows his stuff when it comes to British experimentals.

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In addition to Chally's info . Crowood are very good, they don't publish sub standard books, that I'm aware of. It should be a good book then.

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Well written short histories, technical data, plenty of good photo's, and 3 view colour profiles of most of the approx 40  aircraft covered. Good value at the cover price and well worth it for the £15 deliverd ist seems to be going for from independant booksellers up a certain brazilian river.

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2 hours ago, Space Ranger said:

Is this a good book? i don't have any books published by Crowood and I am unfamiliar with the author.

Hi Michael

 

the modeller's book on the subject is 

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British Experimental Jet Aircraft  Barrie Hygate (Author)

as your in the US, 

https://www.amazon.com/British-Experimental-Aircraft-Barrie-Hygate/dp/1854860100/

 

this has scale plans by the author  of all the types listed,plus photos and good descritioons.

 

 It does turn up cheaper, bear in mind it was a £30 book when originally published in 1990! 

 

I've not seen Barry Jones book, but have been tempted by it...

 

HTH

T

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The Barry Jones book is nice.  I got a paperback version for a tenner from a local cheapie bookshop.  Then I got an as new hardback version in a charity shop so passed the p/b one on.  It's nicely written and has good number of photos and colour 3-views.

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Thanks for the replies and recommendations. An ebay seller had a new paperback copy of the Jones book for $20 and free shipping, so I sprang for it. The Hygate book I will have to put on my wish list for the time being.

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Crowood published Damien Burke's TSR2 Britain's Lost Bomber.

Absolutely no issues with Crowood! It's good to see companies willing to put into print books on non-mainstream topics. Good for them!

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