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Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers
     

Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers

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by Joshua Stoff
 

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Significant aircraft manufacturing began on Long Island in the early 20th century and boomed during the war years. Long Islanders helped transform aviation from a dangerous sport to a viable means of transportation, while also producing a large portion of the nation's aerial arsenal in times of war. From the first frail biplanes to the warbirds of World War II and the

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Significant aircraft manufacturing began on Long Island in the early 20th century and boomed during the war years. Long Islanders helped transform aviation from a dangerous sport to a viable means of transportation, while also producing a large portion of the nation's aerial arsenal in times of war. From the first frail biplanes to the warbirds of World War II and the sleek fighters of the jet age, aviation companies on Long Island helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today. During the 20th century, over 70 firms came to build aircraft on Long Island. Some of these firms lasted for decades and became famed builders of historic aircraft, such as Grumman, Republic, Curtiss, Fairchild, and Sikorsky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439638798
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Series:
Images of Aviation
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,119,947
File size:
49 MB
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Meet the Author

Joshua Stoff is the curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, a noted aviation historian, and a prolific author. He has authored 20 books on aviation history and frequently makes appearances as an aerospace historian. Nearly all of the photographs in this work are from the extensive archives of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, most published here for the first time.

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Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers, New York (Images of Aviation Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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