This source book covers the story of aircraft from the historic Wright Flyer of 1903 to the supersonic Concorde.
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Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 photographs, it tells the unique story of how aircraft have developed from Wilbur and Orville Wright's Flyer 1 to the supersonic Concorde which is taking aviation to the limits of present day techniques. Maurice Allaward (1923-2011) was deputy manager of technical publications at de Havilland had an expensive knowledge of aircraft design and technology. He wrote in excess of 70 books, both factual and fiction, on not only aviation, but also rocket and space travel.