Reg Grant Megabites: Flight Paper

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Megabites: Flight Paper

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Jet into the world of flight and discover early design problems that stopped pilots being able to see out of the plane, and the first person to break the sound barrier. Did you know that early aeroplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles?

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Author Reg Grant has written numerous books on the events of the 20th century, including a history of aviation. Consultant Michael Allaby was a fighter pilot and is a dedicated aeroplane enthusiast. He also writes books on science.

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This sweeping compendium of milestones in 20th-century aviation history is published in association with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which may account for its rigorous attention to detail. Grant (The Berlin Wall) offers a wealth of supportive information to complement his engagingly written text. Succinct offset biographies sketch the lives and contributions of aviation's pioneers (both men and women), scientists, promoters, businessmen, barnstormers, racers, designers and manufacturers, aces (from World War I to Vietnam), and astronauts and cosmonauts. Fascinating sidebars also treat early flight, assorted inventions, famous air races (1910-39), the gradual transformation of the role of the fighter pilot, the evolution of aerial weaponry, training programs, navigational technology, aerial exploration, landmark altitude and long-distance flights, Zeppelin travel, power plants, Hitler's jet and rocket programs, the breaking of the sound barrier, the Cold War space race, and America's current shuttle program. The impressive illustrations include over 300 gorgeous, full-color profiles of the world's major military and civilian aircraft and space vehicles. The result is a work of greater overall scope and depth than Bill Gunston's Aviation: The First 100 Years. Highly recommended for all military, aviation, and transportation collections and public libraries.
John Carver Edwards, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Cleveland
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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