In this book, the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series profile 50 of history's most influential aircraft, their pilots and designers.
They begin with the Wright Brothers' 1905 Flyer, then move on to the birth of aerial warfare in World War I, the trailblazers of the interwar years, classic World War II aircraft, the jets of the Korean and Vietnam wars, modern commercial carriers, private jets, experimental designs and new combat fighters featuring stealth technology.
Featured aircraft in 50 Aircraft That Changed the World include:
Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP
Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega
Messerschmitt Bf 109
De Havilland Mosquito
Howard Hughes's Lockheed Constellation
Hundreds of color and archival photographs enhance the informative and entertaining text.
Tells the story of how a group of "good old Southern" colonels in Texas stopped the rot. How they built a "search and rescue" task force to save these, the "world's finest fighting aircraft," and formed them into the Confederate Air Force, today based at Rebel Field in Harlingen, Texas.