Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960: Licensed Production versus Indigenous Innovation


SKU: 9780714651941
Author: Uttley, Matthew R H
Publication Date: 09/30/2001
Publisher: Routledge
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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This study explains how Westland dominated British helicopter production and why government funding and support failed to generate competitive “all-British” alternatives. In doing so, the book evaluates broader historiographic assumptions about the purported “failure” of british aircraft procurement during the early post-war period and considers the scope and limitations of licensed production as a government-mandated procurement strategy.