BOEING AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916

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Timed for publication on the 50th anniversary of Boeing, this work provides the most complete coverage of a United States aircraft manufacturer yet attempted.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features First edition, Damaged dust jacket
Condition Used
Number of pages 444
Published date 1966
Languages English
Collection / Series Putnam's aeronautical series
Size 14 x 21 x 2 cm
Author Peter M. Bowers
Editor Putnam and Company Ltd

Description

Timed for publication on the 50th anniversary of Boeing, this work provides the most complete coverage of a United States aircraft manufacturer yet attempted. Boeing Aircraft since 1916 traces the development of the Boeing families of aircraft, single-engine marine types, trainers, early transports, fighters, multi-engined bombers, up to the jet transports of the present time.

Before the war Boeing pioneered the modern all-metal transport monoplane, the clean cantilever monoplane bomber and a host of other advanced types. 

All this activity began during the first war and had its birth in the great timber areas of Washington. Today the company's main activities are still centred in the Seattle area, but timber has given way to metal and the saw and the plane have been replaced by the latest manufacturing techniques. 

This book describes in detail all the aircraft designed and produced by Boeing, lists every individual Boeing aeroplane, and illustrates them with hundreds of rare photo-graphs and a large number of L. E. Bradford's now famous three-view drawings.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Peter M. Bowers

Peter M. Bowers ( 15 May 1918 – 27 April 2003 ) was a journalist specializing in the field of aviation. Bowers is famed in the general aviation community for his work with General Aviation News.


Writing 26 books and over 800 articles detailing historic aircraft for a column called “ Of Wings and Things ”, Bowers was a fixture of the newspaper for decades.


Also, an engineer at Boeing, he was an avid aviation photographer and also designed homebuilt aircraft such as the Fly Baby and Namu II. Bowers also completed and flew a Detroit G1 Gull primary glider.


Bowers lived in Seattle for most of his life. He spent five years in the U.S. Army Air Force as a maintenance and intelligence officer.


He served as a contributing editor for Sentry Publications' twin magazine titles Wings and Airpower, drawing on a lifetime of aviation photographs of his own, and of a vast archive collected through his employment at Boeing.

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