The Encyclopedia of Aircraft: Over 3000 Military and Civil Aircraft - From the Wright Flyer to the Stealth Bomber

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This is a comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to over a century of aviation history, from the earliest biplanes to modern jet fighters.

Features over 3,000 aircraft from more than 1,000 manufacturers, from AAMSA to Zlin

Contains over 1,000 color and black-and-white photographs and full-color illustrations

Includes specification tables for key aircraft with a wealth of ...

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Overview

This is a comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to over a century of aviation history, from the earliest biplanes to modern jet fighters.

Features over 3,000 aircraft from more than 1,000 manufacturers, from AAMSA to Zlin

Contains over 1,000 color and black-and-white photographs and full-color illustrations

Includes specification tables for key aircraft with a wealth of technical information, including dimensions, performance, and power plant

Covers the history of each major aircraft type, with detailed information on prototypes, development, subsequent production variants, and service record

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760796771
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/20/2007
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    Tries to do alot but comes up short...

    Good attempt at trying to include as many aircraft as possible in one reference resource. Though it claims to showcase some 3,000 aircraft, alot of them are hidden on the sidebars of each page, with nothing more than a sentence or two detailing their development. Other entries receive a more dedicated treatment with multiple pages whilst still others are scant and do not give you the full picture of the aircraft's history. Empty weights are inexplicably excluded. Some typos are apparent. Overall, a good base addition to any military library.

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  • Posted April 10, 2014

    Although this encyclopedia may sound exceptional to you, but it'

    Although this encyclopedia may sound exceptional to you, but it's not all that well-published. First, it contains a few to many pictorial errors like sometimes they may place a picture of an aircraft at the rear-back, a close-up (that doesn't show the entire aircraft), or at least one picture of the Bell X-1 that instead places the pilot's. Half of the entries are brief and the other half are long for the more important ones. Honestly, it's a good encyclopedia, but lacks polish. I believe I can perform a better pictorial job than how the picture editor performed.

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