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History's Most Important Racing Aircraft

Berliner, Don

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Title: History's Most Important Racing Aircraft

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: HRD

Book Condition:New

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Don Berliner, a prolific aviation author, puts pen to paper once again to provide us with a definitive overview of the most important, influential, and iconic racing aircraft of the last century. The book looks at the incredible variety, growth, and rapid expansion of this area of aviation design and production. Individual events are relayed which deal with teams of designers, often equipped with a lot more ideas than money, making wild dashes for the checkered flag and fame. The excitement of this endeavor is translated here into vivid prose. Supplemented throughout by extensive illustrations (over 200 images) this piece of work is sure to appeal to enthusiasts of the genre interested in seeing the most select racing aircraft of all time consolidated into one volume.

Aircraft featured include the Schneider Cup winning 1919 Supermarine Sealion, the iconic De Havilland Comet, post-war jet racers such as the Lockheed P-80A and the North American F-86A as well as a whole host of Formula One, Sport Biplane and Jet Class racers. Details of the current status of each racer is given, indicating whether the craft is still active or whether preserved models are available for viewing.

Berliner continues with characteristic style and ease of delivery, adding to his expanding library of acclaimed Pen and Sword publications.

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"...recaps the terrific tale of air racing through capsule case studies of dozens of milestone machines....let this cool compendium inspire your next model project!
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Don Berliner is an ex newspaper reporter and photographer who has worked for over 30 years as a freelance aerospace writer. He has contributed several hundred magazine articles and has had 29 books published through the course of his professional writing career. As a reporter and photographer, he covered dozens of air races all around the USA, UK, and France. He is the founder and President of the Society of Air Racing Historians. As such he is incredibly well placed to provide this overview of histories 200 most important racing aircraft with authority.

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