X Planes

X Planes

Research Aircraft 1891–1970

  • Author: Hugh Cowin
  • Publication Date: 1 Jun 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328761
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The development of aviation inevitably included not only breakthrough moments of genius but also blind alleys, some of them deadly. Manned flight was bound to attract the attentions of the photographer, the exponent of a science which was itself in its infancy, and this collection of photographs collected from around the world, the majority of which have never been published, explores the failures as well as the triumphs. Sourced from Hugh Cowin's own 120,000-picture archive and from elsewhere, this book offers insights into aviation development in X-Planes unavailable anywhere else. The author's meticulous captioning provides the right degree of technological information there will be something new even for the expert.

Biographical Note

Hugh Cowin has been collecting photographs of for the last 30 years, a fabulous resource that contributes to the quality and value of the books that he has authored. His previous publications include Observer's Warships, Junkers Early Metal Monoplanes 1915-19, The Directory of Modern Naval Power and Military Helicopters. He has produced hundreds of articles for journals such Air Pictorial, particularly on prototypes, and was Flight International's avionics and systems contributing editor for five years. He has written several books for Osprey, in the Aviation Pioneers series.

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