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Big Wings is a ...
Big Wings is a well-researched, highly informative look at the sixteen most significant giants of the air.
Each aircraft is introduced and its raison d'être explained, followed by an in-depth review of the successful and failed technical aspects of the design, its operational history, first-hand accounts from those that had flown the aircraft plus some startling facts and statistics.
The aircraft selected are as follows: Military - Douglas B-19, Boeing B-29, Consolidated B-36, Northrop B-49 and Boeing B-52 Airliners - Bristol Brabazon, Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 Heavy Lifters - Messerschmitt Me323, Consolidated XC-99, Lockheed C5 and Antonov AN-225 Flying Boats - Dornier Do-X, Martin JRM Mars, Hughes HK-1 and Saunders Roe Princess.
|Northrop XB-35 and YB-49||60|
|North American XB-70||104|
|Martin JRM-1 MARS||168|
|Messerschmitt ME321 and ME323||206|
|Antonov AN124 and AN225||250|