New Lance Cole book!

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New Lance Cole book!

Post by Charlie » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:13 pm

Just saw this on Amazon. Not sure how different it is to his old VC10 book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vickers-VC10-I ... +cole+vc10
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Re: New Lance Cole book

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:43 pm

Hmm, I happen to know that Amazon may have jumped the gun on this particular project. You'll notice that the reviews are actually about his previous VC10 book, so please take that page with a grain of salt. I can't say more about this right now but I will see what I can do.
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Re: New Lance Cole book

Post by Charlie » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:52 am

I did wonder - I originally typed the thread title with an "?" at the end.

I might put it on again! :lol:

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Re: New Lance Cole book(?)

Post by Slats Two » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:23 pm

Hello Charlie,

Just to clarify, my new VC10 book is very different from my earlier one 1999. The book is due out next March.

Please ignore the Amazon post as they have put up the wrong cover and, reviews for a book not yet printed!

The new book combines the full history of BOAC's operational needs and actions in relation to the VC10, and then looks at the design requirements and how they were met. I also look at the full background of politics, Civil Service, governments of Left and Right and the entire cast of characters over the VC10 'affair. A brief history of Imperial, British 'Air' in Africa, BOAC from 1940s, the V1000, and the B7070 'battle'. The book combines an easy to follow narrative, with a dappling of forensic details and references where appropriate. lots of 'names' appear. Tony Benn was an interesting interview about the VC10 for sure!

Jelle has been both helpful and kind in assisting me with golden nuggets of info - as has Brooklands Museum itself. Also on board are the late Brian Trubshaw and a host of others. One thing is for sure, be it airline or RAF, this wonderful aircraft was truly, dearly, loved.

The book is not a large coffee table job, but something more accessible. I hope you enjoy it.

Lance

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Re: New Lance Cole book(?)

Post by Charlie » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:34 pm

Slats Two wrote:Hello Charlie,

Just to clarify, my new VC10 book is very different from my earlier one 1999. The book is due out next March.

Please ignore the Amazon post as they have put up the wrong cover and, reviews for a book not yet printed!

The new book combines the full history of BOAC's operational needs and actions in relation to the VC10, and then looks at the design requirements and how they were met. I also look at the full background of politics, Civil Service, governments of Left and Right and the entire cast of characters over the VC10 'affair. A brief history of Imperial, British 'Air' in Africa, BOAC from 1940s, the V1000, and the B7070 'battle'. The book combines an easy to follow narrative, with a dappling of forensic details and references where appropriate. lots of 'names' appear. Tony Benn was an interesting interview about the VC10 for sure!

Jelle has been both helpful and kind in assisting me with golden nuggets of info - as has Brooklands Museum itself. Also on board are the late Brian Trubshaw and a host of others. One thing is for sure, be it airline or RAF, this wonderful aircraft was truly, dearly, loved.

The book is not a large coffee table job, but something more accessible. I hope you enjoy it.

Lance
Excellent to hear Lance - I'd assumed it was new but the reviews did throw me! I quite like that cover though... :lol: Can't have everything I suppose! :D

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Re: New Lance Cole book(?)

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:25 pm

Thanks for the clarification Lance! Looks like you can remove the question mark again Charlie :mrgreen:
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Re: New Lance Cole book(?)

Post by Charlie » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:06 pm

Jelle Hieminga wrote:Thanks for the clarification Lance! Looks like you can remove the question mark again Charlie :mrgreen:
Replaced with an excitable exclamation mark! :D

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