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Fighter Hardcover book

The Skyhawk first entered service with the US Navy almost 50 years ago. (First flew 22 June 1954) It is still in service with various US units and remains the backbone of many of the air forces of those countries to which it has been exported. It was originally conceived as a carrier-borne fighter bomber, but as the aircraft has evolved it has taken on other roles. It is renowned for its strength and survivability in combat. This is an in-depth look... more...


One of the most elegantly designed airliners to ever grace the skies was the Lockheed Constellation. This book charts the propliner's design and development from prewar proposals to the sophisticated Starliners of the 1950s. Operational use and airlines that flew the "Connie" are detailed, as are several military variants that developed early in the Cold War. A technical "walk-around" and descriptions of the differences between... more...

Boeing and Airbus may dominate today’s commercial aircraft market, but there are dozens of smaller manufacturers producing excellent airplanes to service short- and medium-distance routes. Dozens of these commercial aircraft—from the immortal Douglas DC-3 to the unrivaled Boeing 747—are covered here, along with business jets, leisure aircraft, and police and firefighting aircraft from around the world. 600 color and archival... more...


From pioneering failures to multimillion dollar disasters. Features 150 of the worst aircraft ever to leave the drawing board, from the Seddon Mayfly, which didn't fly, to a flying tank which surprisingly did. Includes a brief history of each aircraft design, explaining why the idea didn't take off. Each type is illustrated with annotated photography and artwork, highlighting key faults and unusual design features.

The epitomy of commerical jet airliner travel, the Boeing 707 served with all the principal carriers bringing new standards of comfort, speed and efficiency to airline passengers. Pan Am was the first major airline to order it and flew its fleet emblazoned with the famous 'Clipper' names. BOAC placed a substantial order and insisted on Rolls-Royce Conway engines rather than the Pratt & Whitney JT series engines favored by American... more...

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