Dr. W.J. Hilton, British Aircraft Corporation (formerly Hawker Siddeley), talks about his work

Scope and Content

The Apollo, the Dart engine, Armstrong Siddeley engines; testing engines for fatigue, Fairey aviation, Baginton after the war; the Brabazon Committee [which investigated the future needs of the British Empire's civilian airliner market after the Second World War]; jets, the Gloster Meteor night fighter, Bitteswell, research – supersonic wind tunnel, Ferranti Pegasus thermionic valve (vacuum tube) computer; breaking the government monopoly on patent rights, nuclear physics. 25 minutes.