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The Illustrated Directory of a Century of Manned Flight

The Illustrated Directory of a Century of Manned Flight (Paperback)

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Beginning with Orville Wright's historic, 12-minute flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the hundred-year story of aviation has been one of breathtaking technological advances, remarkable human ingenuity, and great bravery on the part of many individuals. All of the major historical events in this tremendous history are chronicled in this fact-filled directory that covers both military and civil aircraft - fighters and airliners, helicopters and space shuttles - and the men who flew them. Concise technical details are given for selected key machines marking the most significant advances in aviation history, all superbly illustrated with dramatic action photos.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksDirectoriesTransportAircraft: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technology Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 28/09/2003 ISBN-13: 9781840654943  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ray Bonds has been a defense journalist, editor, and publisher during a career spanning over thirty-five years, covering periods and activities as wide-ranging as the U.S. Civil War, anti-ballistic missile systems, stealth warfare, and modern military intelligence gathering. He has written and edited scores of well-respected titles on the world's major armed forces, their battles, weapons, and organization, with specialist knowledge of the armed services of the United States. His works have included well-thumbed books on the shelves of official military education centres throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and have included the important trilogy The U.S. War Machine, The Soviet War Machine, and The Chinese War Machine and, most recently, America's Special Forces.

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