1580071635 Dust jacket has a couple of tears to spine top, book has a spine lean. Not a former library book. Book has illustrated boards. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Still the fastest multi-engine piston aircraft ever flown, the Republic XR-12 and its competitor, the Hughes XF-11, were well ahead of their time in 1946. Envisioned as a long-range photo-reconnaissance aircraft with a top speed of more than 450 mph, the Republic XR-12 also offered near jet-like performance for the world's airlines with a 44-passenger commercial version named the Rainbow. Using original Republic photos, data, and artwork, the author reveals never-before-published information about the Rainbow airliner. While the clear emphasis of this book is on the Republic airplane, the Hughes XF-11 is also covered and compared in its role as a twin-engine competitor to the more advanced four-engine Republic airplane. Although the XR-12 and XF-11 were among the most elegant-looking aircraft ever built, the Rainbow was considered to be Republic chief designer Alexander Kartveli's ultimate masterpiece. Conversely, the more cantankerous XF-11 almost took the life of its designer and chief test pilot, Howard Hughes.
About the Author: Mike Machat is a former aviation artist and staff illustrator for the Douglas Aircraft Company, and served as editor of Wings & Airpower Magazine. He was elected first president of the American Society of Aviation Artists, and is a former member of the U.S. Air Force Documentary Art Program. An avid pilot, Machat has flown in more than 200 different types of aircraft. He coauthored From Props to Jets, published by Specialty Press.
Title: World's Fastest Four-Engine Piston-Powered ...
Publisher: Specialty Press
Book Condition: Very Good
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Book Description Specialty Press. Book Condition: Very Good, Very Good. 2011. 4TO, B/W Illus, Hardcover Hardcover in dust jacket. Very nice glossy photo illustrated boards. Text pages are crisp and clean. Illustrated dust jacket shows light edge wear and soil. Looks very nice when placed in new protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. Bookseller Inventory # 038433
Book Description Specialty Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1580071635
Book Description Specialty Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021580071635
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Book Description Specialty Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1580071635 A brand-new, unused copy in perfect condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z1580071635ZN
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Book Description Specialty Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1580071635
Book Description Specialty Press, North Branch, MN, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Laminated b&w pictorial paper covered boards. Slight binding lean original to issue, otherwise "as new." Pictorial dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in archival mylar. 144 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, diagrams. Scarce. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 035486