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Boeing 727: Triumph in the Skies Hardcover – 1 November 2020
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- Publisher : Schiffer Military (1 November 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0764360515
- ISBN-13 : 978-0764360510
- Dimensions : 27.94 x 3.18 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 782,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book was of good quality. Weighty pages and an impressive cover but I question whether a purchase of price of over £65 as good value. The author is American and while his knowledge of the Boing 727 is impressive, he could have given more equal weight to the 727s European operation, there was hardly anything for example on UK operators even though Dan Air, Sabre Airways and later Cougar all utilised the 727. No photos of these operators either. It seems The Uk was completley bypassed by the author and I feel that some of the earlier books on the 727 did a better more even worldwide coverage. Having said all this, I welcome any new civil aircraft titles and despite this book hitting the pocket so much, Im glad to add it to my civil aviation library.
However the quality of the photos in this book is extremely disappointing. The majority of the photos appear to be prints, 95% of which are small and dully reproduced. Agreed, the B727 is a 1960s aircraft and no digital/high resolution cameras were available then. But in all the other books in my collection relating to Classic Airliners the photography is top notch. I am talking of publishers like Airlife, Osprey, Motorbooks, Midland Publishing etc. The VC10 is also a 1960s jet, yet take a look at the photographic quality of Lance Cole 's recently published book (by Flight Craft) on the type. Why are the photos in Dan Dorseif's 727 book (Triumph In The Sky) so dull? They do not appear to be slide reproductions and if they are, their resolution on the non-glossy paper is extremely poor. The photographic quality of this book is far below the standard expected of a $70 book. What does one make of the three cockpit photos at the foot of pp 223? All that is visible are six cockpit windows and a mass of black where the instruments and controls are supposed to be.
This book is definitely NOT recommended. I have returned my copy to Amazon. in for a full refund.
Reading this book to me was more like a novel than a text book, though all aspects of the design criteria, building and testing of the aircraft are thoroughly described in the book. A strong recommendation to every airliner enthusiast like I am one.
Recommended without hesitation.