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

1st Edition

Matthew R.H. Uttley

Published November 26, 2015
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138987036 - CAT# Y209882
Series: Studies in Air Power

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy


Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


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.


We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title