The Quick and the Dead
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Frederick Muller, London.
Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine.
Good, some foxing to page ends.
Fair, small tears especially at top of spine. Very slight darkening on spine.
First edition, 1956.
237 pp. The exciting memoirs of Chief Test Pilot, Squadron-Leader W. A. Waterton.
"In experimental flying, says Bill Waterton, there are only two kinds of people; the quick and the dead." After service as a fighter pilot in WW2, the author spent thousands of hours testing jets, including breaking the current world speed record. A fascinating insight into the British post-war aviation industry.