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America's Round-Engine Airliners: Air Frames & Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation Hardcover – 15 Mar 2019

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"It's a cool, colorful introduction to the roots of today's international air-transportation system."--David L. Veres"Cybermodeler Online" (04/19/2019)

"Airframe and engines are discussed in depth with tons of superb photos and excellent drawings. In all, it makes for one of the most interesting books on the subject(s) that I have ever read. It is what one comes to expect from Specialty Press and I give this one my highest recommendation."-- (05/15/2019)

"This is one of those books that is necessary to have if you want to have a complete aviation library. I would certainly recommend it even to modelers, as it helps to make the whole scene come alive, and presents the information in a way that even non-technical readers can understand. Don't miss out on this one."-- (06/06/2019)

"It's a splendid book whether you look at and read mainly the airliner nostalgia and history or the more technical engine and engineering aspects. Perhaps you'll even do as this commentator and happily read it in its entirety and enjoy, reminisce, and learn with each turn of each page."-- (07/01/2019)

"A thoroughly enjoyable book on a seldom-described subject."--Cmdr. Peter Mersky, USNR (Ret.)"Naval Aviation News" (08/21/2019)

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"The amazing story of American ingenuity and determination as an industry advanced from varnish and bailing wire to the Golden Age of Air Transport." - Jon Proctor, Former Editor, AIRLINERS Magazine

Some of the most significant engineering and technological breakthroughs of the 20th century centered on piston aero engine development from 1920 to 1957. This book explains in detailed yet easy-to-understand terms how piston-powered radial-engine airliners advanced rapidly from having fabric-covered fuselages with wooden wings in the “Roaring Twenties” to fully pressurized, all-metal, 350-mph, 80-passenger “Queens of the Skies” in less than three decades!


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