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Encyclopedia > Percival Aircraft Company

Hunting Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer, primarily producing light training aircraft. The company was originally formed as Percival Aircraft Co in Gravesend in 1933, before restructuring in 1936, when it became Percival Aircraft Ltd, and moved to Luton. The company became part of the Hunting Group in 1944, changing its name to Hunting Percival Aircraft in 1954 and finally to Hunting Aircraft in 1957. In 1959 it was forced to merge with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric and Vickers-Armstrong to form the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), later to become part of British Aerospace, now BAE Systems. Gravesend can refer to: Gravesend, Kent, England Gravesend, New York, USA This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Luton is a town in England, located 50km north of central London and officially part of the East of England region. ... The Bristol Aeroplane Company (formerly British and Colonial Aeroplane Company) began building primitive Bristol Boxkites in a former tram shed and became famous for the production of the war-time Blenhein and Beaufighter, the Brabazon airliner prototypes, the Britannia and Freighter and the Belvedere and Sycamore helicopters. ... The English Electric Company was formed in 1918 and, during that year and 1919, acquired control of Dick, Kerr & Co of Preston, England, Willans & Robinson of Rugby , England, and the Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Company of Bradford. ... The Vickers corporation, founded as the Vickers company in 1828, was a British manufacturer, primarily of military equipment. ... The British Aircraft Corporation, or BAC, was a British aircraft manufacturer, formed from the forced merger of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric, Vickers-Armstrong and Hunting Aircraft Company in 1959. ... BAe evolution since 1955 until 1999 merger to form BAE Systems British Aerospace (BAe) was a British aircraft manufacturer, now part of BAE SYSTEMS. The company was formed on April 29, 1977 by the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. ... BAE SYSTEMS is a multinational defence and commercial aerospace products manufacturer. ...


Aircraft

  • Percival Gull
  • Percival Proctor
  • Percival Prentice
  • Percival Prince
  • Percival Pembroke
  • Percival Provost
  • Hunting Percival Jet Provost
  • BAC_1-11 (a project started at Hunting, and completed by the new BAC)

The Hunting Percival (later BAC) Jet Provost was a jet-powered training aircraft used by the RAF from 1955 to 1993. ... The BAC 1-11, or One-Eleven, was a short-range jet airliner designed by Hunting Aircraft and produced by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) after Hunting was merged with several other British aviation firms in 1960. ...

External links

http://www.britishaircraft.co.uk/companypage.php?ID=20

List of aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: Piston engines Allison V-1710 Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus BMW 801 Bristol Aquila Bristol Centaurus Bristol Hercules Bristol Jupiter Bristol Pegasus Bristol Perseus Bristol Phoenix Bristol Taurus Continental O-200 Daimler-Benz DB 601 De Havilland Cirrus De Havilland Gipsy De Havilland Gipsy Major... -1...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation. ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is a list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by country of origin. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...


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