Articles tagged Stanley Hooker

Page 88 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, July 2002

The four-year mile

Meet the land speed record's answer to the BRM V16. With the might of British industry behind it Donald Cambelesjet-powered bluebird broke the record by just 9mph after four years of effort but it had the potential to go a lot faster, writes Keith Howard Plot a graph of land speed record marks against the dates they were set and the upward trend holds consistent until August 1939, when John Cobb...

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Book reviews

"Adventure with Fate" by Harald Penrose, OBE, CEng, FRAeS etc, 394 pp, 9 in x 6 in. (Airlife Publications Ltd, 7 St John's Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 11E. £14.95.) Here is the book I have waited a long time for! — Harald Penrose's aviation autobiography. He was Westland's Chief Test-Pilot, but was much more besides, so that he knew almost everyone of importance in the developing years of...

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