The airliner whose hour came too soon!
Fairey's Rotodyne (a British compound autogyro intended for commercial and military applications) was considered to be one of the iconic projects of the 1950/60s and a bright future was planned for the aircraft. Widely believed to be a revolutionary design, it was cheap, fast and capable of vertical take-off and landing in a small space. An aircraft ahead of its time, there has been little published on the Rotodyne. This book, by Rotodyne expert David Gibbings, seeks to fill a gap in aviation literature and offers a long-awaited full, illustrated and in-depth history of the Rotodyne, many of whose features are still valued by organisations such as NASA, highly in demand and used to this day.
Publication Date : 01-04-2009
Imprint : The History Press Ltd