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The X-Planes: X-1 to X-45: 3rd Edition [Hardcover]

Jay Miller
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July 2001 1857801091 978-1857801095 3rd
Chuck Yeager introduces this totally revised and updated version of the complete history of the X-Planes. Each aircraft is described with coverage of history, specs, propulsion systems and disposition. Rare cockpit illustrations of every manned X-Plane are included.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Midland Publishing; 3rd edition (July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857801091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857801095
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Aviation History at it's best. July 30, 2001
Jay Miller is renowned for writing some of the best books ever published on aviation history. He approaches his subjects with a depth of knowledge which is unsurpassed. The level of detail on each aircraft type is mind boggling, but please don't expect this book to be a collection of detail photographs- there are other books around that do that better. Quite simply this is a book for those who have a thirst for understanding and learning about the more obscure technical details of these immensely important experimental aircraft.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent descriptions of some fascinating planes July 25, 2001
As usual Jay Miller goes the proverbial extra mile to provide detailed information, often found nowhere else, on some of the most fascinating planes ever to fly. This book is for those with intelligence and education, who want more than a simplistic children's "picture book". Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars best x-planes book to date! August 31, 2001
this books been a long time coming/overdue! if you like the experimental prototype aircraft that paves the way for production line aircraft, then this book is for you. mr miller does an excellent job telling this story beginning with chuck yeagers "sound barrier" bell x-1, to todays stealthy yf-22 rapter and x-45. has my favorite jet in it the north american yf-107a and x-15. us air force museum store highly recommends this book to me. well worth the money if your into aircraft and experimental aircraft from late 1940s to today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great service March 21, 2011
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Expensive book, but worth it because of the pictures and quality.
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