Книга "Sikorsky" John W. R. Taylor (ENG)

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Книга "Sikorsky" John W. R. Taylor

  • Язык: английский
  • Серия: Images of America
  • Издательство: Tempus Pub Ltd
  • Автор: John W. R. Taylor
  • Год издания: 1998
  • Количество страниц: 128 с иллюстрациями
  • Переплет: мягкий
  • Формат: 130х220 мм

This is the story of one of the greatest men in aviation history and the aircraft that have carried his name for 90 years. Igor Sikorsky designed, built and flew the first four-engined aeroplane in 1913 in Czarist Russia, but moved to the US at the time of the Bolschevik Revolution. He arrived virtually penniless in American but became famous for the amphibians upon which Pan American built itself into the USA's flagship airline in the 1920's and 1930's. The first entirely practical helicopters, on which the modern worldwide helicopter industry was founded, owe their existence to his inspiration and determination dating back to his pioneering years in Russia. Sikorsky aeroplanes and helicopters are illustrated in more than 200 photographs, many of them made available from Sikorsky family archives. The full range of Sikorsky aircraft is portrayed from the earliest prototypes to modern military, commercial and rescue models. The images reflect the ambition of a remarkable man to produce equally remarkable vehicles that would carry passengers in comfort and safety, lift huge loads as flying cranes, and - above all else in Igor Sikorsky's outlook - save lives in every kind of emergency. His story is unique and inspriing.

Выбор темы:Техника: Авиация и космос
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