Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Directory of Airplanes, Their Designers and Manufacturers

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Directory of Airplanes, Their Designers and Manufacturers

by Dana Bell, National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell
     
 
*A unique and indispensable reference book on the aircraft of the world

*An up-to-date and comprehensive guide
This valuable directory contains a wealth of data on the history of aviation and attempts, for the first time, to identify every aircraft manufacturer and designer and every aircraft produced. This indispensable reference book is a comprehensive

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*A unique and indispensable reference book on the aircraft of the world

*An up-to-date and comprehensive guide
This valuable directory contains a wealth of data on the history of aviation and attempts, for the first time, to identify every aircraft manufacturer and designer and every aircraft produced. This indispensable reference book is a comprehensive guide to the sheer number and variety of aircraft produced in the last hundred years.
The directory has thousands of entries with, for each manufacturer or designer, the names of all the classes of aircraft produced (powered fixed-wing, unpowered fixed-wing, powered-rotor rotor craft and unpowered-rotor rotor craft). Entries are cross-referenced and brief histories of important companies have been added to enable the researcher to chart mergers, closures, and name changes. Significant nicknames and code names are also detailed.
This valuable and unique book presents a vast, official array of data in an accessible form and is an essential reference book for any aviation enthusiast.
Dana Bell is a leading expert on the history of aviation and a curator at the National Air and Space Museum Archives Division.

Editorial Reviews

As an outgrowth of the museum's effort to process and describe the Aircraft Reference Files in its Archives Division, Bell, a curator at the Division, lists aircraft names by designer or manufacturer. With only 25,000 aircraft and 5,000 companies, the list is far from complete, she confesses, but hopes it might still be of use to other museums and archives, historians, and others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853674907
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.06(h) x 1.24(d)

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