9781910809167-1910809160-American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

ISBN-13: 9781910809167
ISBN-10: 1910809160
Edition: 9781st ed.
Author: Kaston, Craig, Cox, George
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781910809167
ISBN-10: 1910809160
Edition: 9781st ed.
Author: Kaston, Craig, Cox, George
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Kaston, Craig, Cox, George wrote American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961 comprising 304 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1910809160 and 9781910809167. Since then American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.88 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

This book charts the history of the US airlifter from its origins in World War II to today's transport giants. In doing so, it reveals and describes numerous designs which never saw the light of day, examining the thinking behind them and giving insights into why they did, or did not, succeed.

In many ways, this untold story of aviation history reflects both the changing face of conflict and the exercise of geo-political power; it has also had a major bearing on the development of civil aviation.

The book has been made possible by the authors being given unprecedented access to major aerospace company archives, uncovering scores of design proposals which have never previously been revealed. It is profusely illustrated, much in full color, with artwork and three-view drawings extracted from manufacturers' archives and with photographs of original project models.

As well as describing how airlifters were progressively developed to meet ever-more demanding military transport requirements, the book looks at other roles for which they were adapted, from nuclear test-beds to Space Shuttle carriers.

This previously untold story describes more than 200 unknown, or little known, designs, and contains more than 400 illustrations detailing some of the largest and most incredible aircraft ever conceived.

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