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Smithsonian DK Definitive Transport Guides Aircraft

DK Publishing

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Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream reality.
Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of airplanes and aviation traces the history of flight over the past century.

Aircraft takes you on an action-packed ride through the history of aircraft, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, the Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous brands such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names.

This new edition of DK's Aircraft has been brought up to date with examples of the latest aircraft from around the world and their technical details.

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will be captivated by DK's Aircraft, a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.