100 Planes, 100 Years: The First Century of Aviation

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Smithmark Publishers, 1998 - Transportation - 167 pages
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"100 Years, 100 Planes" unfolds the evolution of aviation in a way never done before. A vibrant photograph of a plane chosen for every year from 1900-2000 is portrayed in unique ways through computer design capabilities showing silhouettes, multiple views, and action collages. From the Wright brothers' first plane in 1900 to the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927 to the planned super-jet of 2000, aviation history is made active and animated before readers' eyes. Each plane photograph is accompanied by fascinating anecdotes about its design, its dazing pilots, and its final fate. This visually-exciting book, full of great stories and telling the history of America through the history of aviation, will set itself apart from the dry aviation texts that currently fill the market. Since it exactly spans the century, from 1900 to 2000, it is one of the few products that can truthfully be called one for the millennium.

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disappointing actually - obviously US-biased and some very important planes left out for no apparent reason; Stuka, Concord, Robinson R22, MiG 29, Hind and many others but planes such as Warthog and ... Read full review

Contents

The Decade 1900 1909 io 1901 Whitehead Airplane No 2l
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Chanute Glider
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Wright Flyer
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