About this Product
It would be idle to try and sum up the whole history of the most famous aircraft manufacturer in the world. Suffice it to say no less than 38 Boeing models saw service in WWII alone, including of course the Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress. In 1927, the first Boeing, the 40A biplane, delivered the US mail, with a range of 650 miles; today the 747-400 can cover 9000 miles at a cruising speed of 615 mph.
Bill Gunston, OBE, has worked as a professional aviation writer since the late 1940s. With over 300 titles to his name, he is renowned as one of the world's leading experts in his field.Mike Badrocke is one of Osprey's most highly respected and accomplished illustrators, notably in the field of precision 'cutaway' artwork, as exemplified in this volume. He has over the years produced quality artwork for numerous books, magazines and industry publications throughout the world, not only in the field of militaria, but also in the intricate and technically demanding sphere of aviation publishing.