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TAYLOR, MICHAEL. - The World's Strangest Aircraft.

Title: The World's Strangest Aircraft.
Description: New York: Barnes & Noble Books 2000. Reprint Edition. Hardbound 4to (about 11'' to 12.5'' tall) 112 pages. Index. Description: Lavishly illustrated in b&w and color. A collection of weird and wonderful flying machines. The author points out that many important milestones in aviation development have been attained by unconventional aircraft, and while a particular flying machine from the past might look bizarre to us in retrospect, yet could have been viewed as a perfectly sensible line of approach to contemporary onlookers. Similarly, strange-looking aircraft that we know flew well, and so tend to view in a different light, might have been seen as 'barking mad' at the time. Among the strange aircraft that proved to be highly successful in their assigned tasks and added to the pool of aviation knowledge were the Bell X-1, a little rocket-powered airplane, air-dropped from a bomber -- the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0760721025

Keywords: 0760721025

Price: US$ 12.50 Seller: The Bookworm
- Book number: 043535

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