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Ultra-large aircraft, 1940-1970 : the development of guppy and expanded fuselage transports

Author: William Patrick Dean
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive history of expanded fuselage aircraft begins in the 1940s with the military's need for a long-range transport and covers the development of designs by Boeing, Convair and Douglas, and their challenges and failures. Maneuvers of financiers, corporate raiders, mobsters and others provide a look at aviation development from the drawing board to the scrap yard"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Patrick Dean
ISBN: 9781476665030 1476665036
OCLC Number: 1014012245
Description: vii, 304 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Early years : consolidated-vultee. Convair B-36 Peacemaker ; XC-99 Behemoth ; YB-60 and advanced XC-99 ; Fairchild Stratos M-534 --
Douglas Globemaster series. C-74 Globemaster I ; C-124 Globemaster II ; Turboprop transports --
Douglas Aircraft and Aviation Traders Limited. DC-4 (C-54)/ATL-98 Carvair --
Boeing Strato series and Aero Spacelines. B-29 and B-50 Superfortress ; C-97 and B-377 Stratocruiser series ; Aero Spacelines ; B-377PG Pregnant Guppy ; B-377SG Super Guppy ; B-377MG Mini Guppy ; MGT-101 Mini Guppy turbine ; SGT-201 Super Guppy Turbine.
Responsibility: William Patrick Dean.

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This comprehensive history of expanded fuselage aircraft begins in the 1940s with the military's need for a long-range transport. The author covers the development of competing designs by Boeing,  Read more...

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