This is an astonishing book, filled with black and white photographs, about the aircraft collection displayed in the Air Force Museum ( Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio ).
||29 x 23 x 2 cm
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Hardcover ( square back binding ) with dust jacket
||Lt. Col.’s Nick B. Apple and Gene Gurney
||Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
Just three miles away from Huffman Prairie, Ohio, where the Wright brothers experimented with controlled flight in 1905, is the Air Force Museum, a dynamic tribute to the ingenuity, technology, and courage that lifted man to the skies and then on into space.
About 2.000 items from the museum's 13.000 total are currently on public view, and this thorough volume describes most of the exhibits in great detail - including such historic designs as Da Vinci's experiments with helicopters ; kites and gliders ; balloons and dirigibles.
The Air Force Museum will prove a memorable look into the history of aviation for all who are interested in its ever - advancing technology and diversity. It will be enjoyed by all Air Forces enthusiasts, pilots, and war - history buffs, as well as anyone wishing to explore the extraordinary achievements of man in the air.
Gene Gurney ( July 5th, 1924 ) was born in Fremont ( Ohio, United States of America ). He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S.A.F. and author of a number of books, including The War in the Air ( 1962 ), A Pictorial History of the United States Army in war and peace ( 1966 ) and Walk in Space ( 1967 ).
Nick P. Apple is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and former Assistant Director for Resources, Office of Information, for Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command ( A.F.L.C. ) at Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
( sources : The Air Force Museum, BIBLIO.com )