AIRCRAFT of the UNITED STATES, VOLUME TWO

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256 pages - 1946 - Used, acceptable
Well - illustrated with photographs and three - view drawings, this book is a concise pocket reference to the principal types of aircraft built in the United States ( 1936 - 1946 ).

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Bradel, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features Dedicated copy, First edition
Condition Used, acceptable
Number of pages 256
Published date 1946
Language English
Collection / Series AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION SERIES
Size 13 x 19 x 2 cm
Author R.A. Saville - Sneath
Editor PENGUIN BOOKS

Description

PREFACE

 

THE general scope of Aircraft of the United States and the basis of classification used in this work, as also in the two companion volumes British Aircraft, are here briefly recapitulated for the convenience of readers who are not familiar with the earlier books.

 

Together with the first part, which was recently published, the present volume is intended to form a concise pocket reference to the principal types of aircraft built in the United States during the past decade.

 

Though chiefly designed for the use of members of Allied Forces and their auxiliary services, for whom aircraft recognition will continue to be an essential study, it is hoped that these small books may also prove acceptable to a wider and increasingly air - minded public.

 

The period of ten years or so selected for review embraces the design and development of practically all types of American aircraft flying today. it witnessed the steady peacetime growth of civil aviation and the sudden urgent and fantastic expansion of the war years. It has seen the general adoption of retractable undercarriages, the transition from biplanes to monoplanes ; and a three - fold increase in the output the most powerful engines. The same decade has brought within sight the widespread commercial use of the helicopter and has revealed the amazing possibilities of jet propulsion. 

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
R.A. Saville - Sneath

R.A. Saville - Sneath ( 1895 - 1989 ) was born in Sheffield ( South Yorkshire, England ). 


He served in the First World War as R.E. " Signals " motor - cyclist dispatch rider. When he later became chairman of companies concerned with aircraft equipment and international patent development, his professional interests kept him in close touch with the trend of aircraft design after the First World War. 


In July 1938, R.A. Saville - Sneath was appointed Head Observer at a local post of the Observer Corps, at that time a branch of the Special Constabulary. Although familiar as an amateur pilot with many types of aircraft, he found aircraft recognition to be a growing problem, requiring serious study and methodical instruction. 


He gave many lectures on aircraft recognition and was an honorary instructor and librarian for the Hearkers' Clubs. He contributed articles on the subject to the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, the Aeroplane Spotter, Practical Mechanics and other journals. R.A. Saville - Sneath was also the author of Britain's Airpower


( source : AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION, Wikipedia )

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