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The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, V

The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms - John Horton

Grub Street, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.

From the cover: “John Horton has compiled a comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names which is as rich and fascinating as the history of aviation itself. His book, the first of its kind on the market, explores evocative names such as the Seven Day Bus, the Supermarine PB9 built in a week and the Aardvark, which refers to the General Dynamics F-III and its modus operandi, rather than its appearance as a great long nose grubbing the dirt. The subculture of informal and colloquial names has remained as vigorous and inventive throughout the century and Horton covers models from World War 1 to Vietnam. Such names not only tend to be humorous and anecdotal in nature, but also reveal the more interesting characteristics of the aircraft concerned.”

Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.