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Aviation The First 100 Years

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ISBN-10: 0764154230

ISBN-13: 9780764154232

Edition: 2002

Authors: Bill Gunston

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In 2003, the world will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' historic first flight over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This handsome volume celebrates humanity's first century of aviation with lavish illustrations and an exciting chronological account of aeronautical development. Following the Wright brothers came a number of pioneer designers and flyers from several European countries, including Voisin and Bleriot in France and Zeppelin in Germany. World War I saw the birth of fighter and bomber planes, while the decades between the wars witnessed the glamour of competition flying, including Lindbergh's first flight across the Atlantic and Wiley Post's seven-day flight…    
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Introductionp. 6
Pioneersp. 8
Hot Air to Propulsionp. 8
Early Developmentp. 10
The First Air Warp. 12
Primitive Warplanesp. 12
The First Bombersp. 14
The First Fightersp. 16
Giant Bombers and Airshipsp. 18
Infant Airlinesp. 20
North Americap. 20
Europep. 22
The First Airportsp. 24
Competitionp. 26
The Schneider Trophyp. 26
To Fly the Atlanticp. 28
Around the Worldp. 30
Pylon Racingp. 32
Warplanes 1918-1939p. 34
Fightersp. 34
Bombersp. 36
Reconnaissance Aircraftp. 38
Conflicts of the Erap. 40
New Technologyp. 42
Aerodynamicsp. 42
Structuresp. 44
Propulsionp. 46
Systemsp. 48
In the Cockpitp. 50
At the Airportp. 52
World War IIp. 54
The Luftwaffep. 54
Battle of Britainp. 56
RAF Bombersp. 58
Barbarossap. 60
The Rising Sunp. 62
USAAF Fightersp. 64
USAAF Bombersp. 66
U.S. Navy and Marinesp. 68
D-Dayp. 70
Soviet Surprisesp. 72
Victory in Europep. 74
Victory in the Pacificp. 76
Post-War Progressp. 78
Airports Todayp. 78
American Airlinersp. 80
British Airlinersp. 82
Mistaken Monstersp. 84
Piston Pinnaclep. 86
The Cold Warp. 88
Jet Fightersp. 88
Jet Bombersp. 90
Strategic Air Commandp. 92
Soviet Fightersp. 94
Soviet Bombersp. 96
U.S. Navy Supercarriersp. 98
U.S. Navy Shore-Based Aircraftp. 100
RAF Aircraftp. 102
Royal Navy Aircraftp. 104
War Gets Hotp. 106
Indo-Chinap. 106
Suezp. 108
Algeriap. 110
Jungle Conflictsp. 112
Vietnamp. 114
General Aviationp. 116
Airplanes For Allp. 116
Executive Aviationp. 118
Ag-Aviationp. 120
Flying Laboratoriesp. 122
Fire Bombersp. 124
Rotating Wingsp. 126
Early Strugglesp. 126
Turbine Revolutionp. 128
Battlefield Helicoptersp. 130
Naval helicoptersp. 132
Transport Helicoptersp. 134
New Ideasp. 136
Faster than Soundp. 136
On to Mach 7p. 138
VTOLsp. 140
Tilting Windmillsp. 142
Weird Shapesp. 144
Airlinersp. 146
Early Jetlinersp. 146
Turbopropsp. 148
Enter the Wide Bodiesp. 150
Today's Boeingsp. 152
Today's Airbusesp. 154
Jetliners Around the Worldp. 156
Future Supercarriersp. 158
Modern Warplanesp. 160
Francep. 160
Former USSRp. 162
Swedenp. 164
Surveillancep. 166
Transports and Tankersp. 168
Collaborationp. 170
Jaguar and Tornadop. 170
Harrierp. 172
Fighters Around the Worldp. 174
Airliftersp. 176
SSTsp. 178
At the Cutting Edgep. 180
Stealthp. 180
F-22 Raptorp. 182
Eurofighter Typhoonp. 184
Joint Strike Fighterp. 186
Have Funp. 188
Glidersp. 188
Seeking Pleasurep. 190
Indexp. 191
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