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              Books by Bruce Hales-Dutton

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              Constellation H/C DVD: Unseen Images from the Archiveshardcover Book and 2 DVD Special Edition
                

              Constellation H/C DVD: Unseen Images from the Archiveshardcover Book and 2 DVD Special Edition (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 Digital (on physical carrier))

              By Hales-Dutton, Bruce

              • Imp. $96.99
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              A celebration of one of the most popular and successful aircrafts every built The publishers have scoured archives all over the world and have created in Constellation: Unseen Images from the Archives a breathtaking set of more than 150 rare and unseen images. Complementing the i...mages, acclaimed aviation author and journalist Bruce Hales-Dutton has written an authoritative and eye-opening text that tells the history of this great aircraft. Designed and developed amid utmost secrecy the Lockheed Constellation became one of the most popular and successful aircraft ever built, flying with virtually every major airline around the world and many air forces in a bewildering range of roles from troop transport to airborne command and control. It was the irresistible combination of Lockheed's design expertise and Howard Hughes' money that drove the Constellation project. As majority owner of TWA, Hughes saw the Constellation as a way to grab and maintain market share over his rival airlines. Lockheed, however, wanted something even bigger and more grand than Hughes' vision. What appeared for its first flight in 1942 was nothing less than an iconic aeroplane that would never be equalled in its style and grace. Not willing to rest on their creation the Super Constellation appeared just a few years later adding more seats along with unheard of refinements such as air conditioning and reclining seats.For 30 years after World War II the Constellation ruled the international commercial skies, first as the airliner of choice until the first jet airliners arrived, and then as a charter aircraft and freighter.
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              ISBN 9780993181214
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2017
              Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Comet H/C plus DVD: Unseen Images from the Archives
               

              Comet H/C plus DVD: Unseen Images from the Archives (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 Digital (on physical carrier))

              By Hales-Dutton, Bruce

              • RRP: $129.00
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              A limited edition hardcover book with a DVD documentary, The Comet, featuring archive footage of the aircraft in action and interviews with the people who flew it The world's first jet airliner flew for the first time barely four years after the end of World War II, and it was a ...sensation. It revolutionized commercial air travel. It was the fastest airliner in the world and it inspired a post-war public with its pioneering jet engines and sleek design. Star-struck celebrities and royalty flew in it and the world's airlines were lining up to order--then triumph turned to tragedy. Packed with rare and unseen images and memorabilia, this delves into an amazing aircraft from the dark days of World War II when it was conceived by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, through its design and manufacture and introduction to service with British Overseas Airways Corporation amid cheering and flag waving. It covers in-depth the tragic Comet crashes, the exhaustive work done on solving the crash mysteries, and its successful reincarnation, both for civil airlines and for the military, as the Comet 4 and eventually the RAF's Nimrod, the ultimate and final variant of the Comet design. This book also gives the reader a flavor of the excitement of air travel in the 1950s and provides an invaluable reference work to every Comet built.
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              ISBN 9780993016929
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2014
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Lewis Hamilton: Through the Lens
               

              Lewis Hamilton: Through the Lens (Hardback)

              By Hales-Dutton, Bruce

              • RRP: $64.99
              • $64.99
              • Internationally sourced

              Lewis Hamilton is the record breaking driver of Formula 1, having won his 3rd world championship in 2015. He is competing for his 4th championship in 2016. His rivalry with Nico Rosberg and his incredible career from Karting champion to one of the greatest drivers on the planet w...ith the likes of Senna and Schumacher in his sights. He has become the greatest British F1 driver ever. Jackie Stewart says that he has rewritten the rule book. This is his story, illustrated with incredible images from Getty.
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              ISBN 9780993181344
              Released NZ 5 Dec 2017
              Publisher Danann Publishing Limited
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              The Trans-Atlantic Pioneers: From First Flights to Supersonic Jets - The Battle to Cross the Atlantic
               

              The Trans-Atlantic Pioneers: From First Flights to Supersonic Jets - The Battle to Cross the Atlantic (EPUB ebook)

              By Hales-Dutton, Bruce

              Investigates the exciting race to become the first to fly the Atlantic, detailing every significant trans-Atlantic journey throughout the last 100 years .

              ISBN 9781526732187
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2018
              Publisher Pen and Sword
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              The Trans-Atlantic Pioneers: From First Flights to Supersonic Jets - The Battle to Cross the Atlantic
               

              The Trans-Atlantic Pioneers: From First Flights to Supersonic Jets - The Battle to Cross the Atlantic (PDF ebook)

              By Hales-Dutton, Bruce

              Investigates the exciting race to become the first to fly the Atlantic, detailing every significant trans-Atlantic journey throughout the last 100 years .

              ISBN 9781526732200
              Available in PDF
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2018
              Publisher Pen and Sword
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              Senna
               

              Senna (Hardback)

              By Hales-Dutton, Bruce

              • RRP: $64.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix... for Williams.
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              ISBN 9781912332243
              Released NZ 7 Nov 2018
              Publisher Danann Publishing Limited
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