Flight: The Complete History of Aviation

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Penguin, 2 Μαΐ 2017 - 452 σελίδες

A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom.

Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts.

Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race.

Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.

 

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Περιεχόμενα

FOREWORD 6
6
1 AGE OF THE PIONEERS 8
9
The Prehistory of Flight 10
10
Fight to be First 20
20
Flying Takes Off 38
38
2 AIRCRAFT GO TO WAR 66
67
Working for the Generals 68
68
Knights of the Air 80
80
Death From the Air 236
236
5 COLD WAR HOT WAR 260
261
Beyond the Sound Barrier 262
262
Cold War Warriors 274
274
Air Power in Action 296
296
HiTech Warfare 316
316
6 SPACE TRAVEL 332
333
Journey to the Moon 334
334

Zeppelins and Bombers 94
94
3 THE GOLDEN AGE 106
107
Blazing the Trail 108
108
Passengers Now Boarding 132
132
Flying Boats and Airships 152
152
The Shadow of War 166
166
4 BATTLE FOR THE SKIES 186
187
Command of the Air 188
188
Battle for Britain 206
206
Air War at Sea 218
218
Shuttle to Space 358
358
7 SHRINKING WORLD 374
375
Jet Passenger Travel 376
376
Fear of Flying 402
402
Small is Beautiful 412
412
The Future of Flight 424
424
GLOSSARY 440
440
INDEX 444
444
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 451
451
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