Titolo: The Story of the Boeing Company, Updated ...
Casa editrice: Zenith Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780760340028-3
Riassunto:In the early years of the twentieth century, William Edward Boeing summed up his new company?s mission: "To let no new improvement in flying and flying equipment pass us by." And sure enough, in the century since, nothing and no one has outflown Boeing. The Story of the Boeing Company, the tale of the plane-maker to the world, unfolds on a fittingly grand scale in this book that is at once the history of one company and the story of an industry. Lavishly illustrated, this book showcases historic aircraft that made the company?s name?the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-29 Stratofortress of World War II, and the B-52 Superfortress that still soldiers on over 50 years after its debut to the 707 jetliner that revolutionized commercial flight and the mammoth 747. Fully updated, it includes the 787 Dreamliner, Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB), and EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft.
Bill Yenne is the author of three dozen works of biography and historical nonfiction, including many books on military and aviation history. His previous books about combat aviation include Superfortress: The B-29 and American Airpower in World War II (written with legendary U.S. Air Force commander General Curtis E. LeMay), The Story of the Boeing Company, and The American Aircraft Factory in World War II. Most recently, he has written B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.
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