For the committed AIRCRAFT enthusiast and the curious air traveler alike, Ultimate AIRCRAFT is an invaluable visual reference source, packed with a wealth of fascinating information about the evolution of aircraft and the pioneers.
|Book cover finish
|Hardcover ( square back binding )
|First edition, Dust jacket
|Number of pages
|24 x 30 x 1 cm
|Dorling Kindersley - DK ADULT
GALLERY OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS AIRCRAFT. In an incredibly diverse collection of specially commissioned large-format photographs, significant aircraft are depicted in pinpoint detail, with performance capability and unique engineering features highlighted. The Ford Trimotor, Boeing B-17G, Lockheed SR-71A, BAe Harrier GR.5, Boeing 747, and Lockheed F-117 Stealth Fighter are among the extraordinary machines profiled. The clear, chronological arrangement makes it easy to trace the development of civil and military aircraft through the ages, and archive photographs and historic prints bring vividly to life the enduring romance of air travel.
For the committed AIRCRAFT enthusiast and the curious air traveler alike, Ultimate AIRCRAFT is an invaluable visual reference source, packed with a wealth of fascinating information about the evolution of aircraft and the pioneers who gave humankind wings.
The human conquest of the skies is a story of unparalleled achievement. Ultimate Aircraft charts every key step in the absorbing progression from the first fragile and experimental gliders to the high-powered supersonic jets and high-capacity airliners of today's multibillion-dollar industry.
An extensive biographical section profiles the major designers, engineers, and pilots who changed the face of transportation around the world and helped shape history. From the Wright brothers to Chuck Yeager, each is profiled in detail, making Ultimate Aircraft a definitive reference to aviation history.