In a class of its own, “The Aircraft Book” is a true encyclopedia that chronicles over a century of flight through illustrations and descriptions of the most iconic aircraft. Immediate boarding!
Inspired creators and skilled aviators, quirky flying machines and latest-generation aircraft now have their own special dictionary! Commercial and military aircraft (even a few stealth bombers), private jets and carrier planes, both old and new… This unique guide presents 800 aircraft in total, along with over a thousand black-and-white and color photos. Featuring a preface by Pierre-Alain Antoine, a former Mirage pilot who led the Patrouille de France in the early 1990s, the book is packed with information spanning over 300 pages.
Readers are treated to a mixture of details and images about the manufacturers Fokker, Boeing and Airbus, to name just three. The book is arranged into ten chapters offering a chronological journey through ten decades of aviation, showcasing the most iconic aircraft of the period as well as profiles of the pioneers, pilots, war planes and so on that marked each decade. This precious encyclopedia also offers insights into the historical and geopolitical context that is inseparable from aircraft design, reminding us that, in the world of aviation, nothing is left to chance. In a word – a comprehensive guide that is bound to delight novices and aviation enthusiasts.
Illustrated guide: “The Aircraft Book”. Nicola Hodgson, Chris Stone, Alison Sturgeon et al. Publisher: DK (Editions Larousse for the French edition, “800 avions de légende”) EAN: 9782035993427 (French edition)