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U.S. Civil Aircraft Series, Vol. 2 Hardcover – May 1, 1993
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This series by Joseph P. Juptner is organized by the 'air worthiness' certificate numbers issued by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The certificate is known as 'Approved Type Certificate (ATC). ATC #1 was issued in March 1927 to the Buhl-Verville "J4 Airster" biplane (type). The 9 vol. set covers civil aircraft from ATC #1 up to ATC #817 which is the Fokker airliner "Friendship" F-27 certified in Oct.1957. Also listed are (such as) military aircraft that were converted to civilian use. Those certificates are known as "Limited Type Certificate (LTC). One other class certificate is called "The Restricted Category (AR). The two classes of certificates (LTC) and (AR) are relatively few in number.
This series <U.S. Civil Aircraft> consists of textual descriptions and B&W photos of all or nearly all the civil aircraft to have been certified as "airworthy" by U.S. Dept. of Commerce between the aforementioned dates in the previous paragraph. Each volume contains Appx, 225-300 pages including indices, photo credits and tables of contents.
Out there waiting to be bought are sets and individual volumes in various states of condition. My set appears to be unused. Each volume I have has a "new condition" dust jacket which in turn is covered by transparent, protective material. I paid a bundle for my set and I'll never regret having done so.
These books will be of interest to early U.S. civil aircraft enthusiasts I imagine that most of us are male and up in years. I am tickled pink to own a set. Strangely I had never heard of this set prior to coming upon it via Amazon a few months ago. I don't know why, in that I have been an aficionado of early aircraft ever since I first learned about airplanes in the early 1930s.
I consider this set to be a treasure trove of early civil aviation information..
My books were previously owned, but were spotless in every way. W. Brown