A Very British Sound Barrier DH108 a Story of Courage, Triumph and Tragedy


The first British swept-wing jet. The first British tailless jet. The first British jet through the sound barrier. The de Havilland DH108 was at the forefront of research into the unknown in the early years of transonic flight and symbolised the danger, excitement and sense of national pride in an aviation industry reaching outwards after the deprivations of war. It was a courageous design flown by courageous men, three of whom paid with their lives. This is the illustrated story of that aircraft and the men who flew it into new territories of speed, of the risks taken and the price paid in the pioneering age of high speed flight.

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