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Wolseley Radial Aero Engines: Lord Nuffields Venture Peter S. Seymour

Wolseley Radial Aero Engines: Lord Nuffields Venture

Peter S. Seymour

Published October 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780752439150
Paperback
192 pages
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 About the Book 

This is a history of both development of Wolselys complete range of radial aero engines and also Lord Nuffields ambition to enter into the large-scale manufacture of these engines, which was stifled and abetted by the government. Comprising an early history of Wolseley Co., pioneers in the manufacture of both motor cars and aero-engines before the First World War, the book also relays the events surrounding Lord Nuffields attempts through Wolseley to design and manufacture a range of light aircraft, and also looks at Nuffields involvement with aircraft in World War Two, and his responsibility for establishing the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory (for the mass production of Spitfires). A little known aspect of Lord Nuffields career, his doomed flirtation with the aero engine is a fascinating glimpse into a rare failure for a great man.