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Boeing 747

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A comprehensive history of the aircraft that transformed commercial aviation. Includes photos.

A presence in our skies for over half a century, the iconic Boeing 747 has transported hundreds of thousands of passengers across the world. From its introduction with Pan American Airlines in 1970, it has persevered as one of the forerunners of commercial flight. Often labeled the "Queen of the Skies," this is an aircraft revered by passengers and aircrew alike.

The first wide-body airliner ever produced, it has set new standards in air travel and opened up the air routes of the world to vast numbers of people who might otherwise have been unable to afford international air travel. This book focuses not only on the 747, but also its many variants, including the YAL-1A, which Boeing developed for the US Air Force, and the Evergreen 747 Supertanker, a 747-200, modified as an aerial application for fire-fighting. Across its types, the 747 carries around half the world's air freight. Accordingly, freight variants feature here too, including the 747-8.The sheer size of the workload carried out by this craft is astounding.

From the glamorous 1970s, an era of rapid expansion that saw an unprecedented boom in the tourist trade, to the various environmental and economical imperatives that impact upon modern flight, this work shows how the Boeing 747 has been developed in accordance with the changing demands of the ages.

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Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 31, 2020

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781473838239
  • Release date: January 31, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781473838239
  • File size: 23920 KB
  • Release date: January 31, 2020

PDF ebook

  • ISBN: 9781473838949
  • File size: 520547 KB
  • Release date: January 31, 2020

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OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook
PDF ebook

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English

A comprehensive history of the aircraft that transformed commercial aviation. Includes photos.

A presence in our skies for over half a century, the iconic Boeing 747 has transported hundreds of thousands of passengers across the world. From its introduction with Pan American Airlines in 1970, it has persevered as one of the forerunners of commercial flight. Often labeled the "Queen of the Skies," this is an aircraft revered by passengers and aircrew alike.

The first wide-body airliner ever produced, it has set new standards in air travel and opened up the air routes of the world to vast numbers of people who might otherwise have been unable to afford international air travel. This book focuses not only on the 747, but also its many variants, including the YAL-1A, which Boeing developed for the US Air Force, and the Evergreen 747 Supertanker, a 747-200, modified as an aerial application for fire-fighting. Across its types, the 747 carries around half the world's air freight. Accordingly, freight variants feature here too, including the 747-8.The sheer size of the workload carried out by this craft is astounding.

From the glamorous 1970s, an era of rapid expansion that saw an unprecedented boom in the tourist trade, to the various environmental and economical imperatives that impact upon modern flight, this work shows how the Boeing 747 has been developed in accordance with the changing demands of the ages.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Pen & Sword Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 31, 2020

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781473838239
    Release date: January 31, 2020

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781473838239
    File size: 23920 KB
    Release date: January 31, 2020

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9781473838949
    File size: 520547 KB
    Release date: January 31, 2020

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    PDF ebook
  • Languages
    English