Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and discover the intrepid pioneers who made a dream reality
Uncover the engineering behind more than 800 aircraft models, from military jets to commercial planes. This visual history book captures the fascinating story of airplanes and aviation, and how their groundbreaking discovery has influenced the 21st Century.
Inside the pages of this aircraft book, you’ll discover:
• The history of military and commercial aircraft from all over the world, decade by decade, to the present day in stunning visual detail
• Comprehensive catalogs highlight the most important aircraft of each period along with their specifications and unique features
• Showcases on particularly celebrated aircraft – such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Concorde – in beautifully photographed “virtual tour” features
• The stories of the engineers and manufacturers that created marques like Boeing and Airbus
Take to the skies
Modern flight has opened the world up to new opportunities and paved the way for the development of advanced research and technology. But, what made it so groundbreaking? This book uncovers the stories behind the first airplane models, the development of flight, and brings you to present-day marvels such as the Gypsy Moth and Supermarine Spitfire.
The Aircraft Book is filled with stats, facts, and photographs that create a visual tour and allows you to see inside key commercial and military aircraft models from the exterior to the cockpit. Aviation enthusiasts will also be captivated by the manufacturer of aircraft engines and how famous models like Boeing and Lockheed became household names.
Love history? Discover even more with DK!
DK's The Definitive Visual History series is an iconic celebration of design and history. Packed with fascinating facts and statistics, these high-quality visual guides cover everything from history and notable designs to the people and technology that made it possible. Books in this series include The Car Book, The Train Book, The Tank Book, and so much more.
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