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X Planes : Research Aircraft 1891-1970: A Unique Pictorial Record of Flying Prototypes, their Designers and Pilots (Osprey Aviation Pioneers 1)

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The development of aviation inevitable 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 explores the failures as well as the triumphs. X-Planes offers insights into a ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Osprey Publishing (first published 1999)
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A self-confessed aviation obsessive, Hugh Cowin failed to be deterred from
his aeronautical interests despite living through the 15-month Luftwaffe
blitz on Liverpool during 1940 and '41. Cowin's first historical feature on
an obscure US Navy racing aircraft of the mid-1920s was published while he
was still in the RAF (1951 to 1963). In the more technical sphere, Cowin
launched and exclusively produced
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