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.
"an excellent study"
Air International April 2002: - "the most comprehensive source of information on Britain"s helicopter procurement policy … and an invaluable database for the student of British Aviation history. Recommended."
"offers extensive coverage of significant aspects of the application of military aviation in the 20th Century"
"highly recommended…a worthy addition to the shelves of anyone who seriously studies the UK aircraft industry"
- Air Enthusiast