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Aircraft: the story of powered flight;

Author: John Young; Peter Shephard
Publisher: London, Triune Press, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Young; Peter Shephard
ISBN: 0856740063 9780856740060
OCLC Number: 18564314
Description: 128 pages illustrations (some color) 28 cm
Contents: Prelude to Kitty Hawk --
The Wright brothers --
1903-1914 --
War and progress --
Early civil aviation --
The pioneers --
Balloons and airships --
The heyday of the biplane --
From biplane to monoplane --
The first real airliners --
Racing and progress --
Famous trainers --
The age of the flying boat --
Monoplanes --
The development of advanced airliners --
Fighters of the Battle of Britain --
Famous water-based aircraft --
The daylight bomber --
RAF bomber command --
Operation Barbarossa --
and the retreat from Moscow --
RAF coastal defence --
American tactical bombers --
By air into battle --
Three American fighters --
Battle for Midway --
US Navy carrier-borne aircraft --
Birth of the Luftwaffe --
German secret weapons --
Superfortress --
the bomber that ended the Pacific War --
The advent of jet propulsion --
The development of the airliner --
The turbine enters service --
Korea --
Sabre versus Mig --
Post-war technology --
Fighters of the 'Cold War' --
Nuclear deterrent --
Jet airliners in world-wide service --
Jetliners --
Modern supersonic fighters --
Rotating wings --
Strike aircraft --
Cargo by air --
Submarine hunters --
Light aircraft --
Aircraft at work --
Jet trainers --
Military airlifts --
Flight deck of HMS Ark Royal --
Spy in the sky --
The RAF at work today --
Korea, Vietnam and the Six-day War --
The jumbos --
Close support on the battlefield --
Technology for the 1970s --
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde --
Journey into space.
Responsibility: illustrations by John Young; text by Peter Shephard.

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