HIGH HULLS: FLYING BOATS OF THE 1930S AND 1940S
Autore: Charles R.G.Bain
Storia del trasporto aereo con idrovolanti negli anni 1930 e 1940. L’impiego come mezzo di trasporto passeggeri, merci, pattugliamento, l’uso in guerra, ecc.
The story of the strange and beautiful flying boats from aviation’s greatest age.
- A fascinating look at the beautiful and unusual flying boats from aviation’s golden yesterday
- Profusely illustrated with many rare and unpublished colour and mono period and contemporary photographs • Includes many first-hand accounts from veteran pilots and crew
- Of historic and technical detail, this is of much interest to military and aviation historians as well as modellers
For a time, the flying boat was seen as the way of the future. These aircraft, sometimes strange and foreign to the modern mind, once criss-crossed the world and fulfilled essential roles.
In High Hulls: Flying Boats of the 1930s and 1940s, Charles Bain looks at the golden age of the flying boat, when these sometimes strange and often beautiful aircraft spanned the globe.
These vessels – a combination of ship and airplane – found themselves working as patrol and passenger aircraft, transports and even in combat roles.
This essential book contains their stories with the complete histories of memorable aircraft such as the Short Sunderland and Boeing 314 Clipper, to the craft that roamed the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War, to forgotten giants from Saunders-Roe and even a strange jet fighter that landed like a duck. It even includes the flying boats that keep on flying today.
Each of these aircraft has a story worthy of telling and often a memorable role to play in the history of aviation. High Hulls: Flying Boats of the 1930s and 1940s delves deeply into a long-vanished part of aviation’s golden age.
105 foto in bianco e nero e 43 a colori
17 x 25