Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

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Crescent Books, 1993 - Science - 964 pages
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This fabulously illustrated volume contains the vital statistics to more than 5,000 air and space craft. Organized in directory format from airlines to warplanes. With records, specs and specific function of the aircraft. Contains material from all Jane's manuals from 1909 to the present.

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Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history and science.

Michael J. H. Taylor began writing at the age of 19, and has published more than 120 books on aviation and aerospace subjects, following in the footsteps of his father, the renowned aviation writer and editor, John W. R. Taylor, OBE. He planned, wrote and edited the five-volume "Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation" (1980), and also edited the annually produced "Jane's Aviation Review" and the monthly "Aircraft Illustrated". He is Chief Editor of "Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory" (1st edition, 1996) and has written a historical novel, "The Angel of Wessex".

Bill Gunston, OBE, FRAeS, is the most renowned and prolific aerospace journalist of all time. He is a member of the editorial staff of Janes Information Group and the author of more than 300 books on both popular and technical topics. Gunston's career as an aviation writer spans fifty years, after service as an RAF fighter pilot. He is a Fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society and an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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