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Aviation Century: The Early Years

Aviation Century: The Early Years (Hardback)

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This is the first volume of the illustrated history of the 20th century aviation. Powered flight freed humanity from earthly constraints and revolutionised the world in countless ways - technologically, militarily, sociologically, economically and politically. This book covers the period from 1900 to 1939, exploring the eternal fascination with flight, the events surrounding the Wright brothers' and European pioneers' early flights, the dramatic development of military aviation brought about World War and the rise of commercial aviation. - 1900 - 1914 - Flying Start - Early Powered Flight - Pioneers in Europe - 1914 - 1918 - The Military Takes to the Air - Aerial Warfare - 1918 - 1939 - Commercial Aviation Develops - Air Mail - Air Luxury - Special spreads celebrate great pioneers, inventors and designers, such as AV Roe, Bleriot, Curtiss, Caproni, etc Previously available in the UK through Verulam. Now republished to coincide with volumes 2 and 3 in the series.

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesAir forces & warfareTransportAircraft: general interest Publisher: Boston Mills Press Publication Date: 04/10/2003 ISBN-13: 9781550464078  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Air Vice Marshal Ron Dick served with the Royal Air Force for 38 years, flying 60 different types of aircraft. He has co-authored five books with Dan Patterson, including Lancaster: RAF Heavy Bomber, Messerschmitt Bf 109: Luftwaffe Fighter, and American Eagles: A History of the United States Air Force. Dan Patterson is one of the world's leading aviation photographers. His images appear in 12 books, including Gunner, Cockpit, Lancaster: RAF Heavy Bomber, Messerschmltt Bf 109: Luftwaffe Fighter, Spitfire: RAF Fighter, and American Eagles: A History of the United States Air Force.

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