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Boeing 747: Design and Development since 1969 (Color Tech) Paperback – November 13, 1997

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Guy Norris is the award-winning West Coast editor for Flight International magazine and has authored many aviation books. Twice winner of the Royal Aeronautical Society\u2019s Aerospace Journalist of the Year award, he was formerly Flight\u2019s technical editor and London correspondent for Interavia magazine.Guy Norris lives in Irvine, California.


Mark Wagner, RAeS, is a pilot and specialist aviation photographer. He works as chief photographer for the international photo agency Aviation-Images.com as well as for many aerospace and advertising clients worldwide. He is based in London, United Kingdom, with partner, Stephanie, and son, Henry.
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Product Details

  • Series: Color Tech
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press (November 13, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760302804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760302804
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,657,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book gives you an introduction into the "Birth of a Giant" and explains the evolution from the drawing board to the manufacturing of the "Queen of the Skies". All model ranges are covered and in combination with the pictures and a statistical section on Orders, deliveries, numbers in service makes this book worthwhile reading.
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This book is short but has a very detailed description of the development of different versions of the 747 family written by somebody who really knows and loves these planes. The writing is very readable and not overly technical. A lay person can understand this. I am very pleased that I bought this book.
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The book is great except for one thing. There are not nearly enough, or any, photo's of the inside cabin. I would certainly like see what a 747 looks like on the inside with various views of all 3 levels of the giant. Unfortunatly, the book only shows you one 1969 photo near the front of the book. That of the first
class area. Otherwise, a great book.
David Todd
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As with their other collaborative efforts, Norris and Wagner present us with a wealth of quality photographs on the best-known airliner. More than that, the authors take us on a journey of how the 747 came to be and where it is today. Each series and variant is surveyed; the information is concise and accurate. Technical and historical content are well balanced. While this book may not be the visual feast laid out before us in the Airliner Color History series, this book is highly engaging and well worthwhile to any airliner aficianado, with plenty of worthwhile, solid information.
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Not so informative to bore an aircraft enthusiast, yet provides enough to ponder an aircraft engineer. This contours enough history and facts about the mighty 747 that it's worth reading twice. Ive used this book for foot noting a few aviation college classes. If you like airplanes like I do, you'll enjoy this book.
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