From Props to Jets - Commercial Aviation's Transition to the Jet Age 1952-1962

From Props to Jets - Commercial Aviation\'s Transition to the Jet Age 1952-1962
Although the years from 1952 to 1962 saw the rise and dominance of piston-powered airliners like the Douglas DC-7, Lockheed Constellation, and Boeing Stratocruiser, the new jet airliners soon rendered them obsolete, according to the authors. Aircraft like the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, and Convair 880 shrank travel times around the world in half as the traveling public enthusiastically embraced the new jet age. The book takes an in-depth look at all the aircraft that made commercial jet flight possible, comparing the new jetliners with the classic propeller-driven aircraft that preceded them.

Illustrated with 60 color- and 120 b/w-images and 20 illustrations.
Author/s: Jon Proctor / Mike Machat / Craig Kodera<
Pages: 160
Language: English
Year of publication: 2010
Dimensions: 29 x 21.5 cm
Binding: Hardback

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