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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Ceres: Australia's Heavyweight Crop-Duster

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Ceres: Australia's Heavyweight Crop-Duster
   

A history of the design, development, production and operation of the Ceres agricultural aircraft produced by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation from 1957 to 1963. The book includes a brief history of agricultural aviation in Australia and New Zealand, the individual history of ea... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780994571304
Barcode 9780994571304
Published 1 March 2016
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Soft Cover ed.
Author(s) By Buckmaster, Derek
Other Juanita, Franzi
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ISBN-13 9780994571304
ISBN-10 0994571305
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Derek Buckmaster
Publication Date 1 March 2016
International Publication Date 1 September 2017
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Soft Cover ed.
Edition Soft Cover ed.
Author(s) By Buckmaster, Derek
Other Juanita, Franzi
Category Agriculture & Farming
Family, Home & Self Help
Aircraft: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 830g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Aircraft & Spacecraft: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The Ceres agricultural aircraft was produced by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) in Australia from 1959 to 1963. A total of only 20 airframes were produced, but the Ceres was the first civil aircraft produced by CAC - which had previously produced hundreds of military aircraft including fighters such as the Boomerang, Mustang and Sabre, and trainers such as the Wirraway and Winjeel. The result of more than 15 years of research by the author, this book covers the fascinating history of the design, development, flight testing, production and operation of the Ceres aircraft. To provide context for the design of the Ceres, the book covers the development of agricultural aviation in Australia and New Zealand, with a brief summary of the aircraft which were in use prior to the introduction of the Ceres. The individual history of each Ceres aircraft produced is covered, along with impressions of the aircraft from the perspective of numerous pilots and operators. A full technical description of the aircraft is included, along with excerpts from the Operating Instructions and the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Manual. Many unpublished photographs, diagrams and drawings are included. The three major versions of the aircraft are described in detail. 256 pages, with 597 photographs, printed in high quality colour on matt paper.

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