Post by transporthistorian on Dec 14, 2020 7:15:16 GMT
Good morning all.
I have recently procured a large number of Air Britain Civil Books and thought I had completed my collection in terms of all of those I wanted, but looking historically back through the internet it has become apparent that I am missing a couple of Dragon Rapide books.
I am currently in two minds whether to finish off my collection with these but would be interested:
Could anyone who owns one or other or both tell me what the essential difference is between "The de Havilland Dragon/Rapide family" by John Hamlin published in 2003 and "The story of the de Havilland Dragon Types" by Colin Dodds published in 2005?
The John Hamlin book - The de Havilland Dragon/Rapide Family is essentially a detailed Production history of every aircraft plus a review of the operators etc. The late Colin Dodds book (who sadly passed away a few months ago) The Story of the de Havilland Dragon Types is a detailed history of the design and development of the types and includes chapters of flying charachteristics as well as stories from operational use. It also has brief production lists.
Both books are now very collectable and can be hard to find - though do come into the second-hand lists from time to time.At present we have the Hamlin book but not the Dodds one.