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Test Pilot Neville Duke

Test Pilot By Neville Duke

Test Pilot by Neville Duke


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The name of Neville Duke is well known in aviation circles, not only as a successful wartime pilot, but also as a peacetime test pilot with the Hawker Aviation Company. This is the story of his career, from his beginnings as a young fighter pilot with the crack 92 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill.

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Test Pilot by Neville Duke

The name of Neville Duke is well known in aviation circles, not only as a wartime pilot, but also as a peacetime test pilot with the Hawker Aviation Company. This is the story of his career. Duke started the war as a young fighter pilot with the crack 92 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill, was posted to the Western Desert in 1941, flying the Tomahawks. He was awarded the DSO at the end of the Tunisian Campaign, and then given command of 145 Spitfire Squadron in Italy. Leading this unit in the summer of 1944 he brought his score to 28 and received a second bar to his DFC. He became an RAF test pilot towards the end of the war, and later became Chief Test Pilot at Hawkers, where he worked on the development of the Hawker Hunter.

Additional information

GOR003533417
9781898697664
1898697663
Test Pilot by Neville Duke
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Grub Street Publishing
2002-09-01
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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