by Jonathan Kirton
This book tells the story of how a long closed factory, reopened just a few short years before World War II, helped to fulfill a nation's desperate need for new aircraft. Included are
comprehensive records and photographs of the aircraft Can-Car initially assembled, and the subsequent design and manufacture of the Gregor FDB-1, the first prototype fighter aircraft ever to be built in Canada. Here as well is the story, only now fully told, of the Grumman G-23 and the design and building of the Maple Leaf I and II Trainer prototypes.
Jonathan Kirton, a keen aeromodeller, has had a long career in the field of industrial aircraft design having worked in senior positions for such companies as Timmins Aviation, Atlantic Aviation, Innotech Aviation, and Bombardier/Canadair. He is the author of The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865, a history of the early British long range rifles. He continues to publish article on antique and historical firearms for journals in both the UK and the US.
8.5" x 11", 184 p. and over 200 b&w and colour images