Classic American Airliners

Classic American Airliners by Bill Yenne 0760309132 9780760309131
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Rapid developments in aviation technology from the period immediately following World War II to the early 1970s brought high-speed air travel to the public and, in the process, seriously reduced the size of the world. This history of United States airliners embryonic years bridges the propliner era that was famous for classic aluminum aircraft like the elegant Lockheed Constellation and stout Douglas DC-3 with the dawn of early jetliners like the DC-8, Boeing 707 and Convair 880. A combination of modern and period photography transports readers back to this heady era, helping to detail the evolution of American airliners and the heyday of luxury air travel. Each of these pioneering aircraft is depicted in a variety of liveries representing the periods United States airlines.

Author: Bill Yenne

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 168

Publisher: Zenith Press

Publication Date: 2001-11-14


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