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Book Description

Since the Wright brothers first showed the world how to fly, the innovations made in aircraft technology have been varied and often wildly successful for various reasons. Discover some of the finest aircrafts ever made.

About the Author

Christopher Chant is a successful writer on aviation and modern military matters, and has a substantial number of authoritative titles to his credit.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785820108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785820109
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.3 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emma on October 28, 2009
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The Worlds Greatest Aircraft is a complete quick reference guide to all
aircraft. Each plane is well diagramed with a brief history. It also includes
its weight, performance, load, dimensions, role, power plant and crew
accommodation. I highly recommend the book to any airplane enthusiast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard on May 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
PROS: Overall a very nice book. 250 aircraft reviews of military, civilian and research planes. From the Wright flyer to the F-22 Raptor, from the heaviest airliners to the lightest single engine Cessnas. One plane per page and all pages follow the same format: 1 color profile artwork, 1 photograph, 1 three-view technical drawing, and a table of technical data (size, weight, speed, etc.) also a decent amount of text on the development history.

CONS: Very few for what you are getting. User nations not listed, combat/service history not included in the text. For the military planes it only gives the weight of ordnance it can carry but doesn't list specific missiles, bombs, etc. Then again, more detailed books wouldn't cover this many planes.
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By Tyler on November 15, 2014
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Awesome coffee table book for a great price!
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By vati on December 29, 2014
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Huge collection
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