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American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft: An Illustrated History
     

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft: An Illustrated History

by E. R. Johnson
 

This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912–1928), the golden era (1928–1945), and the post-war era (1945–present), with historical overviews of each period. Within each

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This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912–1928), the golden era (1928–1945), and the post-war era (1945–present), with historical overviews of each period. Within each section, individual aircraft types are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer or builder, with historical background, technical specifications, drawings, and one or more photographs. Appendices cover lesser known flying boat and amphibian types as well as various design concepts that never achieved the flying stage.

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"this nicely thought-out and very useful book presents almost 100 years of American-made or-designed craft that have the capability of operating from bodies of water. Photos are plentiful, quite well reproduced"
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“an intriguing, easy-to-read work for all readers interested in aviation history. Highly recommended”—Choice ; “this nicely thought-out and very useful book presents almost 100 years of American-made or-designed craft that have the capability of operating from bodies of water. Photos are plentiful, quite well reproduced”—SpeedReaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439744
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
736,817
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

E.R. Johnson, an attorney, has flown 25 different types of aircraft as pilot-in-command. He is the author of six books and more than 100 articles on aviation and lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

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