Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.
Publisher: United States Government Printing 1985
Number of pages: 547
This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course aeronautical development, as well as aircraft that represented the state of the art of aeronautical technology in a particular time frame or that were very popular and produced in great numbers.
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