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Classic Airplanes: Pioneering Aircraft and the Visionaries Who Built Them

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ISBN13: 9781567994308
ISBN10: 156799430x
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Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright tested their flying machine on the sands of Kitty Hawk, designers, builders and pilots have striven to take their planes farther, faster, higher. Presented on the beautiful, large, color pages are the stories and images of 22 of the greatest models ever built, from the Wright Flyer and the French Blandeacute;riot XI to the Concorde Supersonic Transport SST and the Northrop B-2 Stealth Bomber. Each of these aircraft introduced new design concepts that opened up whole new vistas in the field of aeronautical engineering: that's what makes them classics. Along with planes such as the Fokker D-VII (Germany), Sopwith Camel (U.K.), Sikorsky Ilya-Mourometz (USSR), Messerschmitt Bf 109f (Germany), and Mitsubishi A6M-3 Risen: The Zero (Japan), come a cast of fascinating, eccentric characters who dedicated their lives to flying high.

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An accessible, abundantly illustrated history, presented in an oversize format (11x13"). Twenty-two planes are featured, with information on the personalities and historical circumstances that led to the advances in aeronautical engineering and the new design concepts they represented.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

-- Discover the stories behind twenty-two of the greatest airplanes ever built, from the Wright Brothers Flyer to the Stealth Bomber.
-- Each chapter introduces the personalities and historical circumstances that led to the design and construction of extraordinary airplanes that raised the state of the art to new levels.
-- Beautifully illustrated; 150 color and black-and-white photographs.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 144) and index.

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MAA, April 17, 2010 (view all comments by MAA)
Recommended - surprizingly good writing for what might otherwise have been just another 'coffee table' 'art book.' The author demonstrates a good deal of knowledge about his subject, and a much better writing style than one usually finds in military history. One might quibble about his choices, but they give us a good overview of aviation history in wonderful narrative summaries. I ended up wanting a bit more info, and certainly even more photos, and the reproduction quality was perhaps just a bit off perfect. And, having been written a while ago, its ending seems dated, but a mere quibble.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781567994308
Subtitle:
Pioneering Aircraft and the Visionaries Who Built Them
Author:
Rabinowitz, Harold
Publisher:
Metro Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Airplanes
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Aviation - Pictorial
Subject:
Airplanes -- History.
Subject:
BG-TRANSPORTATION - BG-TRANSPORT
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
57
Publication Date:
20020315
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
12.25 x 10.5 in

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Product details 144 pages MetroBooks (NY) - English 9781567994308 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , -- Discover the stories behind twenty-two of the greatest airplanes ever built, from the Wright Brothers Flyer to the Stealth Bomber.
-- Each chapter introduces the personalities and historical circumstances that led to the design and construction of extraordinary airplanes that raised the state of the art to new levels.
-- Beautifully illustrated; 150 color and black-and-white photographs.
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