The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft is an authoritative and highly illustrated volume that lists all the significant fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft which have been manufactured since the first decade of the twentieth century.
|Book cover finish
||Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
|Number of pages
||24 x 30 x 7.5 cm
||Barnes & Noble
Organized in alphabetical order according to manufacturer, The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft contains all the great military aircraft to have flown since World War I. Thus there are entries for the Sopwith Camel of World War I and, from World War II, the Avro Lancaster, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Junkers Ju 87. Coming right up to date, The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft also lists military aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15, Sukhoi Su-27, and General Dynamics F-16. In addition to military aircraft, The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft also lists all the civil models that have graced the skies since the earliest days of aviation, such as the Boeing 747, 737, and 767, the de Havilland Comet, and the Airbus range of passenger airliners. The illustrative material to support the entries is truly outstanding, with over 3500 color and black and white photographs, over 700 full-color artworks, and nearly 300 three-view line diagrams.
• Includes over 2500 civil and military aircraft produced since the first decade of the twentieth century
• Illustrated throughout with more than 3500 color and black and white photographs
• Contains over 700 full-color artworks and nearly 300 three-view line diagrams
• Full specifications table for each aircraft featured, all weights and measures in imperial and metric • Detailed design and development histories for each separate entry
• Text entries include full background, history, and development of each aircraft