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CONQUEST OF THE SKIES:
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• Nations, aviators, and aircraft in pursuit of aerial range and
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• First comprehensive study of man’s quest for increasing aerial range
and endurance
• Did the Luftwaffe have the first intercontinental bomber
This meticulously researched volume is a must in the library of any aviation
buff: the most comprehensive descriptive and illustrated history of military
and civilian aircraft and their pilots (men and women) to increase the range
and endurance of their aircraft. Beginning with the proof of concept efforts
to establish the airplane as a true flying machine from 1900 to WWI, it then
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attempts are included, as are the efforts of the Cold War and beyond. Also
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powered aircraft accounts.
William Wolf
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