Eagle Book of Aircraft 1957

Eagle Book of Aircraft covers all aspects of flight that were known about at the time the book was written. Starting with balloons, then kites, the story of the development of aircraft is told in text and pictures right up to the most current aircraft at the end of the 1950's, rockets and helicopters.

Original Price : Unknown

Published by : Hulton Press Ltd. First published in 1953, Fourth revised edition in 1957

Dimensions : 21cm x 26.5cm with 192 pages.

Selected highlights:
  • Fly from London to New York for only £173 return
  • Cutaways drawings showing a B.O.A.C. airliner with separate gentlemen's dressing-room and ladies' powder-room
  • See early VTOL aircraft from Bell
How it all started
page 7
The 'How and Why' of Flying
page 63
Wings to Lift a World
page 103
Colour plates
  Between pages
Twin Pioneer Aids Supplies to the Jungle 24-25
The World's Air-speed Record Holder 24-25
The Royal Navy's Twin Turboprop Aircraft 72-73
For Agricultural Flying in New Zealand 72-73
The World's First Jet Air Liner 120-121
The Worlds's First Turboprop Air Liner 120-121
A Supersonic Light Jet Fighter 168-169
Britain's Largest Freighter Aircraft 168-169