UNITED STATES MILITARY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1909.

Swanborough, F. G.


£35.00




Putnam, 1st ed., 1963. Xi + 596 pp., profusely illustrated with 554 photo-ills., + 139 ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Foxing / browning to d.j., with tape browning down edge of inside flaps o/w V.G. This book traces the development and operational histories of every type of aircraft used by the US Air Force and its predecessors, the Signal Corps, Army Air Corps and Army Air Force, from the original Wright biplane - the first aircraft to be purchased by the US Army in 1908 - to the time of publication. Also included are aircraft in use in the the1960’s with what was then the new Army Air Corps. Major types are illustrated with 139 three-view general-arrangement drawings and 1 or more photographs (554 in all), together with full descriptive text and specification. Appendices describe and illustrate the less widely used types. FIRST EDITION. (Also, Near Fine copy of New Edition 1989 available.)


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