Airliners Of The World
|INSIDE:||Colour and b/w photographs|
A comprehensive directory of the world's airliners since the inception of air transport through to the early days of the 21st century.
The book features useful and easy to reference data on more than 320 types with many of the more important aircraft featured under multiple model entries to further enhance the level of information available.
Each entry is illustrated and contains details of country of origin, powerplant, dimensions and performance in both metric and imperial, production numbers and a concise history of the aircraft's development and service worldwide.
Stewart Wilson has brought together into this one book a very far-reaching collection of 300 airliners, each concisely described complete with its history, performance, production and other relevant details. . . So far as I can see, none of the major airliners from any country of the world has been omitted, and many interesting 'failures' or low production models are also included in this comprehensive reference book. Of the 300 photographs, most of which are of good quality, several look familiar from other aviation publications but many seem to be new, published for the first time here. In addition to these illustrations, there are around 500 words of text, full facts and figures relating to each airliner, over 150,000 words in all. This is altogether a workmanlike compendium of information on the world's airliners, past and present. - PILOT