50 AIRCRAFT THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Autore: Ron Dick, Dan Patterson
DISPONIBILE AUTUNNO 2020
The flying machines that pushed the boundaries of aerospace development. "A close-up survey of 50 of arguably the most remarkable and influential aircraft in aviation history.... Beautifully presented... this book will grace the coffee table of any aviation aficionado." -Airforce Magazine. In December of 2019, Vancouver-based airline Harbour Air took to the sky in a 1956 De Havilland Beaver retrofitted to fly on battery power. Eschewing aviation fuel and easily able to fly commuter distances, this old new plane took the first steps of 21st-century flight. 50 Aircraft That Changed the World is about exactly this type of flight revolution. Written by the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series, it profiles 50 of history's most influential aircraft and their pilots and designers. Now an aviation classic, the book has been reformatted to a smaller size but otherwise remains the same. It begins with the 1905 Wright Flyer III, and moves on to the birth of aerial warfare in World War I, the trailblazers of the interwar years, classic World War II aircraft, the jets of the Korean and Vietnam wars, modern commercial carriers, private jets, experimental designs and new combat fighters featuring stealth technology. Featured aircraft in 50 Aircraft That Changed the World include: Fokker E.111, Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP, Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Supermarine Spitfire, Boeing B-17, Avro Lancaster, De Havilland Mosquito, Howard Hughes's Lockheed Constellation, Concorde, Learjet, Boeing B-52, Rutan Voyager. Hundreds of colour and archival photographs enhance the informative and entertaining text making this an ideal choice for aviation buffs.
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