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Flying Boats: The J-Class Yachts of Aviation
     

Flying Boats: The J-Class Yachts of Aviation

by Ian Marshall
 
In 1930, airfields were a rarity. Aircraft companies, given the unreliability of internal combustion engines, primitive avionics, and unpredictable weather, believed that an airplane could carry its landing strip with it, if the field were water. The brief but brilliant age of flying boats was born. Master maritime artist Ian Marshall captures these magnificent

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In 1930, airfields were a rarity. Aircraft companies, given the unreliability of internal combustion engines, primitive avionics, and unpredictable weather, believed that an airplane could carry its landing strip with it, if the field were water. The brief but brilliant age of flying boats was born. Master maritime artist Ian Marshall captures these magnificent machines in perfect detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574271218
Publisher:
Howell Press
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
12.18(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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