Not Much of an Engineer (Paperback)

By Stanley Hooker, Sir

The Crowood Press UK, 9781853102851, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 1985

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Stanley Hooker joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1949 and tugged a rather reluctant company into the jet age, determined to give real competition to Rolls-Royce. So successful was he that in 1966 Rolls-Royce decided the best thing to do was to spend 63.6 million pounds and buy its rival. By this time there was scarcely a single modern British aero-engine for which Hooker had not been responsible.