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The American Flying Boat

The American Flying Boat

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{detailed description}The colourful story of the American flying boat constitutes a unique chapter of American aviation history. Although it no longer plays a significant role in modem aviation, the flying boat has left behind it a legacy of accomplishments and contributions probably unmatched by any other aircraft type. Its history is also the saga of the world's first scheduled airline, the first American aircraft to be used extensively in combat, the first flight across the Atlantic, the first great passenger airliner, and the largest aircraft ever built.
But The American Flying Boat is much more than a catalogue of noteworthy records and significant aviation 'firsts'. It is replete with descriptions, rare photographs, and line drawings of every major American flying boat type produced, and includes a considerable amount of material on the more obscure models like the Sperry Amphibian, the never-completed Navy Giant Boat of 1920-21, the Tandem Fighter, and Fairchild's Jungle Clipper. Through his meticulous research, Captain Knott has collected a treasury of facts, anecdotes and heroes, resulting in a book both for those who have nostalgic memories of the great boats, and for those whose age allows only fascination with their legends. It is a tribute not only to the lost leviathans of the sky, but also to the soaring spirit of man.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Captain Richard C. Knott
Published by Conway Maritime Press 1979 1st edition. 262pp profusely illustrated, index, bibliography. 22x28
{condition}fine inc. d/j.
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