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Aircraft : the definitive visual history.

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,; Smithsonian Institution,
Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Aircraft chronicles the dramatic story of manned flight in stunning visual detail. With more than 800 iconic aircraft, trailblazing engines, famous manufacturers, and the people and technology behind the world's most advanced flying machines, this is the ultimate guide to the amazing history of aviation.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,; Smithsonian Institution,
ISBN: 9781465402127 1465402128
OCLC Number: 795172044
Notes: Includes photographic prints of two different planes in a pocket inside the back cover.
Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm + 2 prints (21 x 29 cm)
Contents: Before 1920: Lighter than air --
Pioneers --
Otto Lilienthal --
Successful pioneers --
Profile: Blériot XI --
Engine: Anzani three-cylinder fan --
Military two-seaters --
Great manufactuers: Fokker --
Single-seat fighters --
Profile: Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a --
Racers and record breakers --
Lincoln Beachey --
Great manufacturers: Sopwith --
Multi-engine giants and seaplanes --
Engine: Gnome 100 horsepower --
The 1920s: Mailplanes and barnstormers --
Private flying begins --
Lillian Boyer --
Setting speed records --
Profile: DH60 Gipsy Moth --
Engine: De Havilland Gipsy I --
Outstanding achievements --
Biplanes dominate --
Airliners emerge --
Great manufacturers: De Havilland --
The 1930s: Private aircraft for all --
Virtual tour: Piper J3 cub --
Quest for speed --
Setting records --
Ameilia Earhart --
Great manufacturers: Piper --
Airliners win through --
Profile: Douglas DC-2 --
Flying boats and amphibians --
Rotorcraft emerge --
Engine: Rolls-Royce Type R --
The warplane evolves --
Trainers, parasites, and parasols --
The 1940s: Bombers --
Profile: Boeing B-17 --
Wartime fighters --
Profile: Supermarine spitfire --
Military support aircraft --
Great manufacturers: Douglas --
Civil transport --
Post-war light aircraft --
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp --
Piston perfection --
Early jets --
Frank Whittle's jet engine --
Early helicopters --
Toward the sound barrier --
Ahead of their time --
Great manufacturers: North American --
The 1950s: Jet fighters --
ProfileL F-86 Sabre --
Bombers, Attack aircraft and trainers --
Rotorcraft mature --
The glamour of air travel --
Piston-engine transport ends --
Profile: Super Constellation --
Civil jets and turboprops --
Engine: General Electric J79 --
Modern classics --
Great manufacturers: Cessna --
Experimental aircraft --
Supersonic fighters --
The 1960s: American dinubates --
Great manufacturers: Boeing --
Jet and propeller transport --
Engine: Rolls-Royce Pegasus --
Business, utility, and fire-fighting --
Military developments --
Profile: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II --
Extremes in speed --
Rotary-wing diversity --
Air support --
Great manufacturers: Sikorsky --
The 1970s: US rivals and French classics --
Business and utility aircraft --
Airport design --
Diverse airliners --
Profile: Concorde --
Great manufacurers: Airbus --
Military support --
Frontline aircraft --
Engine: Allison 250/T63 Turboshaft --
Europeans challenge --
Profile: Bell 206 JetRanger --
The 1980s: Great manufacturers: Lockheed --
Military aircraft --
Profile: Mikoyan MiG-29 --
Stealth bomber --
Enter RObinson --
Great manufacturers: Robinson --
A scattering of British types --
Engine: Rotax UL-1V --
Bizjets and turboprop rivals --
Two-crew cockpits --
The 1990s: Business and utility --
Tradition and innovation --
Sports and sailplanes --
Profile: Duo Discus glider --
Europe challenges the US airliners --
Engine: Rolls-Royce Trent 800 --
Upgraded helicopters --
Carrier aircraft --
Military technology --
Great manufacurers: Northrop --
After 2000: Europeans lead --
Engine: Rotax 912ULS --
Ultra-efficient civil transport --
Aircraft graveyard --
End of the line for manned fighters? --
Profile: Eurofighter Typhoon --
Alternative power --
Great manufacturers: Scaled composites --
Into the future --
WhiteknightTwo and SpaceShipTwo --
How aircraft fly --
Piston engines --
Jet engines --
Landmark engines.
Other Titles: Smithsonian
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Aircraft chronicles the dramatic story of manned flight in stunning visual detail. With more than 800 iconic aircraft, trailblazing engines, famous manufacturers, and the people and technology behind the world's most advanced flying machines, this is the ultimate guide to the amazing history of aviation.

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