Fast Boats and Flying Boats. A Biography of Hubert Scott-Paine, Solent Marine and Aviation Pioneer. T. E. LAWRENCE, Adrian RANCE.

Fast Boats and Flying Boats. A Biography of Hubert Scott-Paine, Solent Marine and Aviation Pioneer

Southampton, Ensign Publications, 1989.

Quarto, 192 pages with over 80 illustrations (from photographs).

Papered boards lightly bumped; an excellent copy with the very slightly bumped dustwrapper.

Hubert Scott-Paine (1891-1954) was a record-breaking aircraft and boat designer, power boat racer, entrepreneur, and inventor. He 'saw the potential for his boats in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. In 1930 he was joined by the legendary T.E. Shaw (Lawrence of Arabia) who played a key role in pursuading [sic] the Royal Navy to accept his concept of a fast, light-weight motor torpedo boat' (dustwrapper blurb).

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Price: $135.00

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