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The illustrated history of McDonnell Douglas aircraft : from Cloudster to Boeing
Badrocke, Michael.
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Oxford : Osprey, 1999.
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150 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 27 cm
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What a history. What a company. With close technical analysis from Bill Gunston and artist Mike Badrocke's meticulous cutaway drawings, presented to the best effect on fold-out pages, this volume tells the complete story of one of the few truly great aircraft builders.

Author Notes

Mike Badrocke has devoted his working life to the illustration of aerospace and other high-technology subjects, which has given him unique access to the design offices and manufacturing plants of aircraft companies throughout the world, including those in the former Soviet Union.
Bill Gunston OBE, FRAeS should need no introduction to anyone interested in the history of aviation. At the end of World War 2 he was a flying instructor in the RAF and as such flew a remarkable number of types, including several Axis aircraft. After many years as Technical Editor of the magazine Flight International, he became a full-time author.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Davis-Douglas Cloudsterp. 10
DTp. 11
O-2 and successorsp. 12
Transportsp. 13
T2D, P2Dp. 14
PDp. 15
Dolphinp. 16
DC-1p. 17
DWCp. 19
DC-2p. 21
Observationp. 23
Y1B-7p. 24
Douglas DC-3p. 25
Douglas TBDp. 28
Douglas SBDp. 30
Douglas B-18p. 31
Douglas flying boatsp. 32
Douglas DC-4Ep. 33
Douglas DB-7p. 34
Douglas DC-5p. 37
Douglas B-19p. 38
Douglas B-23p. 39
Douglas C-54, DC-4p. 40
Douglas A-26p. 43
Douglas SB2D, BTDp. 46
Douglas XTB2Dp. 47
Douglas XB-42, XB-43p. 48
Colour illustrations: DC-2 to F-101p. 51
Douglas C-74p. 59
Douglas C-124p. 60
Douglas ADp. 62
Douglas F3Dp. 65
Douglas A2Dp. 68
Douglas DC-6p. 69
Douglas D-558-1p. 71
Douglas D-558-2p. 72
Douglas F4Dp. 73
Douglas X-3p. 76
Douglas A3Dp. 77
Douglas B-66p. 80
Douglas DC-7p. 81
Douglas C-133p. 83
Douglas A4Dp. 84
Douglas DC-8p. 87
Colour illustrations: KC-10 to Hornetp. 90
Douglas DC-9p. 97
James McDonnellp. 99
McDonnell XP-67p. 100
McDonnell FD-1p. 101
McDonnell F2Hp. 102
McDonnell XF-85p. 104
McDonnell XF-88p. 105
McDonnell F3Hp. 106
McDonnell F-101p. 109
McDonnell F-4p. 112
McDonnell helicoptersp. 117
McDonnell 119p. 118
McDonnell Douglas DC-10p. 119
McDonnell Douglas F-15p. 122
McDonnell Douglas YC-15p. 127
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier IIp. 128
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18p. 131
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 familyp. 136
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) T-45Ap. 138
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) MD-11p. 140
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17p. 141
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) MD-90p. 143
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) AH-64p. 144
MD (McDonnell Douglas) 500p. 146
MD (McDonnell Douglas) MD 900p. 148
Indexp. 150