Hawker : one of aviation's greatest names : aviator, designer and test pilot

Maker and role
Lew Blackmore, Author
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A biography of Harry Hawker MBE, AFC. "This book traces Hawker's early life, his move to England, his introduction to flying, and his role during World War I. It covers his later record-breaking exploits and his early, sad death in an accident that was mysteriously covered up in the official inquiry that followed. The book also provides fascinating insights into the problems pioneer aviators faced with courage and determination." - book jacket

Contents: Foreword / introduction / early days / learning to fly / breaking records / racing / Australia / war clouds / design and testing / marriage / the Atlantic crossing / car racing / a new company / final flight / amalgamation / epilogue / bibliography / index
Physical description
232 pages : maps, illustrations, photographs (black and white) ; 24.5 cm
Credit line
Lew Blackmore. 1990. Hawker : one of aviation's greatest names : aviator, designer and test pilot, PUB-2019-35. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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