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 Ap63.6 million and buy its rival. By this time there was scarcely a single modern British aero-engine for which Hooker had not been responsible.At the height of the controversyaboutthe Lucas fuel system in early 1943, Imetwith him in Londonand helped persuade himto support the Lucasfuel system on thebasis that, at that time, we couldnot rely entirely ona gear fuelpump operatingat anbsp;...
|Title||:||Not Much of an Engineer|
|Author||:||Sir Stanley Hooker|
|Publisher||:||Crowood - 2011-09-20|