DH9: From Ruin to Restoration: The Extraordinary Story Of The Discovery In India And Return Flight Of A Rare Wwi Bomber by Andy SaundersDH9: From Ruin to Restoration: The Extraordinary Story Of The Discovery In India And Return Flight Of A Rare Wwi Bomber by Andy Saunders

DH9: From Ruin to Restoration: The Extraordinary Story Of The Discovery In India And Return Flight…

byAndy Saunders

Hardcover | September 29, 2017

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In 2000, quite by chance, aircraft restorer Guy Black of Aero Vintage located the hulks of at least two Airco DH9 bombers in a remote part of India - hidden away in what had been a Maharaja's elephant stable at his palace in Bikaner, Rajasthan. They were truly remarkable finds, and extremely rare examples of a nearextinct and important WWI aircraft type - none of which had survived in Britain.

Recognising their importance to the UK's aviation heritage, and excited by the challenge of restoration, Guy set about negotiating their purchase and returning them back to England.

His colleague and author, Andy Saunders journeyed twice to India to complete the transaction and dismantle and pack them - a process not without massive difficulties and challenges. Now one of them will fly again!

Here the whole intriguing story is told - fully illustrated stepbystep - from discovery to recovery, through to research, restoration, reconstruction and first flight, all in fascinating, meticulous detail.

Also covered is the account of the restoration of the first DH9 to be completed, now housed as a nonflying exhibit at the IWM Duxford.

Andy Saunders lives in East Sussex and has been involved with historic aviation for over thirty years and is well known in the aircraft preservation and restoration field. He is also respected as a serious researcher and author and is a prolific contributor to the aviation press as well as having several books published. He is passiona...
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Title:DH9: From Ruin to Restoration: The Extraordinary Story Of The Discovery In India And Return Flight…Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.45 × 6.69 × 1.57 inPublished:September 29, 2017Publisher:Grub Street PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1908117338

ISBN - 13:9781908117335

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