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Classic airplanes : pioneering aircraft and the visionaries who built them
Rabinowitz, Harold, 1948-
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New York : MetroBooks, [1997]

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144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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Central Library TL670.3 .R33 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright tested their flying machine on the sands of Kitty Hawk, designers, builders and pilots have striven to take their planes farther, faster, higher. Presented on the beautiful, large, color pages are the stories and images of 22 of the greatest models ever built, from the Wright Flyer and the French Bl#65533;riot XI to the Concorde Supersonic Transport SST and the Northrop B-2 Stealth Bomber. Each of these aircraft introduced new design concepts that opened up whole new vistas in the field of aeronautical engineering: that's what makes them classics. Along with planes such as the Fokker D-VII (Germany), Sopwith Camel (U.K.), Sikorsky Ilya-Mourometz (USSR), Messerschmitt Bf 109f (Germany), and Mitsubishi A6M-3 Risen: The Zero (Japan), come a cast of fascinating, eccentric characters who dedicated their lives to flying high.

Author Notes

Harold Rabinowitz is director of the book packaging firm, The Reference Works, & has served as executive editor of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology & science editor of the Encyclopedia Americana. He is the author of books on aviation, on the Old West, & on Judaica. He lives with his family & library in Riverdale, New York.

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