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World Encyclopaedia of Aircraft Manufacturers: From the Pioneers to the…

by Bill Gunston

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This is a great book. However, a country index would make it much more useful. ( )
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Aero Resources

Aero-Craft Aero-Coupe

Aeronáutica Industrial S.A.

Aerosport Inc


AGO Flugzeugwerke


Compagnie Française d'Aviation

Companhia Aeronáutica Paulista

Conroy Aircraft

Constructions Aéronautiques du Béarn

Continental Copters

Lohner B.VII


Luscombe 8

M. B. Arpin & Co.

Mann & Grimmer M.1

McCulloch Aircraft Corporation

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0750939818, Hardcover)

Here, within one book, is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of man's attempts to design, develop and mass-produce airplanes and rotorcraft since 1852. More than 3,000 entries, illustrated with some 1,000 photographs, feature oddball contraptions and their eccentric designers, as well as the big companies whose aircraft have become household names. So, along with big organizations like Grumman, Messerschmitt, Supermarine and Sikorsky, are the enthusiasts who built a single machine in their backyard or, like V.B. Shavrov, in their tiny one-bedroom apartment! Global in scope, this new edition reflects the fundamental changes that have occurred in the aviation industry since the turn of the millennium. Each entry indicates the nationality of the company or individual concerned; while it may not come as much of a surprise to see the USA, France, the UK and Germany heading the league table of countries with the most manufacturers, readers may be interested to discover Brazil with 35, South Korea with eight - and the Channel Islands and Luxembourg with one entry apiece.

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This new edition survey of man's attempts since 1852 to design, develop and mass-produce aeroplanes and rotorcraft has more than 4000 entries, including 1000 photographs of oddball contraptions and their eccentric designers, as well as the big companies whose aircraft have become household names. Previous ed.: Yeovil: Patrick Stevens, 1993.… (more)

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